Why do we publish a response to HMICFRS police inspections?
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) must respond to reports published by Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) relating to his/her police force. This instruction is set out in Section 55 of the 1996 Police Act.
The PCC’s response covers how the PCC will take action in respect of any recommendations the HMICFRS report makes and where the PCC doesn’t intend to take such action, the response must explain why that is the case.
The law requires the PCC to send these responses to HMICFRS and the Home Office and then publish in the manner they see fit – which for Cleveland, will be on this page.
HMICFRS inspections of Cleveland Police
HMICFRS has a dedicated webpage containing an archive of reports relating to inspections of Cleveland Police.
View Cleveland Police’s inspection reports on the HMICFRS website
PCC responses to HMICFRS inspection reports
The list below contains the PCC’s response to HMICFRS inspections of Cleveland Police or national thematic reports on specific areas of police business.
Response to "2015 PEEL Assessment of Cleveland Police (Legitimacy Strand)" (February 2016) – includes response to "2015 PEEL Assessment of Cleveland Police (Vulnerability Strand) (Dec 2015) (application, 110kB)
Combined Response to "Stop the Drift 2 – A Continuing Focus on 21st Century Criminal Justice (a joint review by HMIC and HMCPSI)" and "Getting Cases Ready for Court – A Joint Review of the Quality of Prosecution Case Files by HMIC And HMCPSI)" (July 2013) (application, 185kB)
Response to "Making the Connections: A Thematic Inspection of Police Force Compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the National Ballistics Intelligence Service and Police Forces" (June 2013) (application, 116kB)