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HMIC Reports

The Police and Crime Commissioner has a statutory obligation to comment on reports published by HMIC regarding policing matters. 

The HMIC website contains all their publications:

http://www.hmic.gov.uk/publications/

The reports relating to Bedfordshire can be found below, together with the relevant responses.
 

PEEL: Police effectiveness 2015

18th February 2016

As part of its annual inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL), HMIC’s effectiveness programme assessed how effective the force is at keeping people safe and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. This inspection focused on four aspects of policing: preventing crime and anti-social behaviour; investigating crime and managing offenders; protecting vulnerable people and supporting victims; and tackling serious and organised crime.


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PEEL: Police efficiency 2015

20th October 2015

This inspection looked at how well forces understand the demand for their service and how well they match their resources to that demand and provides an assessment of their efficiency.

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 View response
 

Responding to Austerity: Progress Report

29th May 2015

This report sets out the progress made by Bedfordshire Police since the publication of the Policing in Austerity: Meeting the Challenge report was published in 2014.

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Crime Inspection 2014

27th November 2014

This inspection looks at how effective police forces are at cutting crime. The public expects the police to reduce, prevent and investigate crime, bring suspects to justice and, with other services and agencies, care for victims. Victims are at the heart of this inspection and are entitled to a service from the police. This service includes regular information about their case as well as the opportunity to provide an impact statement and have their say on potential criminal justice outcomes.

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Police Integrity and Corruption Report

27th November 2014

This inspection was designed to focus on the arrangements in place to ensure those working in police forces act with integrity.

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Crime-recording: making the victim count

18th November 2014

The integrity of crime data was examined and assessed and was focused around three broad themes: leadership and governance; systems and processes; and the people and skills involved. 

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Strategic Policing Requirement

7th November 2014

The Strategic Policing Requirement was issued in July 2012. It sets out the Home Secretary’s view of the national threats that the police must prepare for and the appropriate national policing capabilities that are required to counter those threats.  In September 2013 Bedfordshire were inspected as part of HMIC's three-year programme to examine the arrangements that forces have in place to meet the strategic policing requirement.

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Value for Money Profile

31st October 2014

This report provides comparative data on a wide range of policing activities. For instance: does your force spend more or less than other similar forces? Does it receive fewer or more 999 calls? How does the crime rate differ from other force areas?

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Joint Inspection of Custody Suites

7th October 2014

This report was one of a series on police custody inspections carried out jointly by HMIC and HMI Prisons. The inspection looked at strategy, treatment and conditions, individual rights and health care.

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Respoding to Austerity: Meeting the Challenge

22nd July 2014

This report is on the efficiency and effectiveness of the police depending on the forces having the resources they need to prevent crime, catch criminals and keep communities safe. When the 20 percent reduction to the central government funding grant was announced in October 2010, HMIC committed to inspecting the forces’ responses, and the effect this is having on the service they provide to the public. This report contains the findings of the fourth year of valuing the police inspections, with data collected and forces inspected between March 2014 and June 2014.

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The Strategic Policing Requirement - Public Order

22nd July 2014

An inspection of how police forces in England and Wales deal with threats to public order.

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The Strategic Policing Requirement - Cyber Crime

12th June 2014

An inspection of how police forces in England and Wales deal with threats of a large-scale cyber incident (including criminal attack).

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Bedfordshire Police's Approach to Tackling Domestic Violence

12th June  2014

In September 2013, HMIC was commissioned by the Home Secretary to inspect the police response to domestic violence and abuse.

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 View PCC Response
 View Force Domestic Abuse Response - March 2014
 

Value for Money Profile

14th November 2013

This report provides comparative data on a wide range of policing activities. For instance: does your force spend more or less than other similar forces? Does it receive fewer or more 999 calls? How does the crime rate differ from other force areas?

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Bedfordshire Police's Response to the Funding Challenge

14th November 2013

In October 2010, the Government announced that central funding to the Police Service in England and Wales would reduce by 20% in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015.

HMIC’s Valuing the Police Programme has tracked how forces are planning to make savings to meet this budget demand each year since summer 2011. This report identifies what was found in the third year.

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 View response
 

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