His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS – previously just HMIC) carries out inspections of police forces. These can range from individual function areas through to critical national issues and themes across the police service. HMICFRS also provide an interactive tool which allows users to compare data on recorded crimes and incidents, quality of service and resources for all police forces in England and Wales.
This page gives you access to those reports prepared by HMICFRS on Warwickshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner’s responses to those reports.
How we respond to HMICFRS
Following agreement between the PCC and the chief constable, a two-tier approach has been adopted in Warwickshire to effectively navigate and manage the significant volume of HMICFRS reports and super-complaints that are published.
National thematic reports
For national thematic reports, all areas for improvement, causes for concern and recommendations made by HMICFRS are accepted by Warwickshire Police in full. The report is added to a tracker spreadsheet by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). The entry includes a summary of the main findings of the report, together with a listing of the AFI’s, causes of concern, and recommendations, for ease of reference. The tracker is shared with Warwickshire Police for noting and for the addition of any comments, should the chief constable wish to do so.
Warwickshire Police allocates a senior officer to lead on the progression of all points noted in the report and tracks progress separately. The OPCC monitors the progress made against each AFI, cause of concern and recommendation through the Force Assurance Board and, as necessary, through the OPCC’s holding to account mechanisms.
The OPCC HMICFRS tracker is sent to the HMICFRS and the Secretary of State in accordance with the requirements of the legislation. A copy is also published quarterly on this website and can be found below.
Force-specific and other notable reports
We publish a copy of the relevant force inspection report and a copy of the response from the Police and Crime Commissioner in the table below.
We also publish responses to other notable reports, such as Super-complaints, in the same way. A super-complaint is a complaint made by a designated body that sets out the feature, or combination of features, that in the opinion of the designated body appears to be significantly harming the interests of the public. Occasionally there are recommendations made by HMICFRS in response to Super-Complaints that are applicable to PCCs and where a response is requested to be provided.
Responses to HMICFRS reports during the commissioner’s first term of office (2016-21) can be found on our HMICFRS reports archive page.
The reports and responses given by the first Police and Crime Commissioner between 2012 and May 2016 can be found in the separate archive of Ron Ball’s term of office.