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HMICFRS Inspection Reports

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service (HMICFRS) are commissioned by the Home Secretary to undertake inspections of police forces and fire and rescue services.

Section 55(5) of the Police Act 1996 requires all Police and Crime Commissioners to prepare comments on any published HMICFRS reports that relate to their force, to forward these to the Home Office and then publish in the manner they see fit.  Comments made since January 2019 from the Police and Crime Commissioner can be found below:

The HMICFRS latest annual report on the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of Cambridgeshire Constabulary – ‘PEEL – Police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy 2018/19 – An inspection of Cambridgeshire Constabulary’, HMICFRS February 2020’ can be found on the links below:

The Chief Constable also provided a report to the Commissioner’s Business Co-ordination Board on the PEEL 2018/19 report, which can be found on the link below:

‘An update on the Integrated PEEL Inspection report published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services on the Constabulary’s effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy, Agenda Item 5.0, Business Co-ordination Board, 25th February 2020

The minutes of that meeting can be found on the link below:

Business Co-ordination Board Approved minutes – 25th February 2020 meeting, Agenda Item 3.0, Business Co-ordination Board, 26th March 2020

Due to the Covid-19 public health emergency, HMICFRS suspended all inspection work, including PEEL inspections. No PEEL assessments were published in 2020 and the programme recommenced in 2021.   Further information on the PEEL assessment process can be found on HMICFRS’ website

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Commissioner has decided all of his responses (from January 2019) will be published on this page. Please see responses below:

HMICFRS ReportResponse
Policing and Mental Health: Picking up the PiecesSee PCC response dated 18 01 19 below
The police response to domestic abuse: An update report – HMICFRSSee PCC response dated 26 03 19 below
Fraud: Time to Choose – HMICFRS Thematic inspection into the police response to FraudSee PCC response dated 24 05 19 below
Stalking and Harassment –HMICFRS Inspection of Sussex Police and an update on national recommendationsSee PCC response dated 28 05 19 below
The poor relation: The police and CPS response to crimes against older peopleSee PCC response dated 21 08 19 below
Leading Lights: An inspection of the police service’s arrangements for the selection and development of chief officers – HMICFRSSee PCC response dated 09 10 19 below
SpotLight report Abuse of position for a sexual purpose:Shining a light on betrayalSee PCC response dated 15 11 19 below
Cyber:keeping the Light On. An inspection of the police response to cyber-dependent crimeSee PCC response dated 06 12 19 below
Both Sides of the Coin – National Crime Agency’s response to vulnerable people in county lines drug offendingSee PCC response dated 25 02 20 below
Evidence Led Domestic Abuse ProsecutionsSee PCC response dated 12 03 20 below
PEEL – Police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy 2018/19 inspection reportSee PCC response dated 30 03 20 below
National Child protection programmeSee PCC response dated 15 04 20 below
A joint thematic inspection of Integrated Offender ManagementSee PCC response dated 21 04 20 below
Counter-terrorism policing: An inspection of the police’s contribution to the government’s Prevent programmeSee PC response dated 06 05 20 below
A call for help – Police contact management through call handling and control roomsSee PCC response dated 03 09 20 below
Roads Policing: Not optional – An inspection of roads policing in England and WalesSee PCC response dated 09 09 20 below
PEEL spotlight report: The Hard Yards – Police to police collaborationSee PCC response dated 11 09 20 below
Pre-charge bail and released under investigation: striking a balanceSee PCC response dated 15 01 21 below
An inspection of the effectiveness of the Regional Organised Crime UnitsSee PCC response dated 18/03/21 below
Disproportionate Use of police powers: A Spotlight on Stop and Stop & Use of ForceSee PCC response dated 14/04/21 below
Getting the Balance Right? An Inspection of how Effectively the Police Deal with ProtestsSee PCC response dated 04/05/21 below
Custody Services in a COVID-19 EnvironmentSee PCC response dated 14/06/21 below
Inspection into how effectively the police engage with Women & GirlsSee PCC response dated 01/09/21 below
A Joint Thematic on the Police and Crown Prosecution Service’s response to rape – Phase One: From Report to Police or CPS decision to take no further actionSee PCC response dated 13/09/2021 below
Review of Policing Domestic Abuse During the Pandemic 2021See PCC response dated 29/09/2021
Spotlight Report – A Review of Fraud Time to ChooseSee PCC response dated 01/10/2021