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HMIC Inspection Update

Report of the Commissioner, City of London Police.


The Committee received a report of the Commissioner, City of London Police, which provided an overview of the City of London Police’s response to the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary’s continuing programme of inspections and published reports.  It also provided assurance that the Force was addressing the recommendations from reports. 


During the discussion, the following points were noted:


  • In 2015-16, only 5 Police Forces in the UK were rated as outstanding and therefore a rating of ‘Good’ was reasonable.  The Assistant Commissioner also advised that the concept of ‘one size fits all’ was not relevant to the City of London Police.


  • The City of London Police had been working with the West Midlands Police, who had received an ‘Outstanding’ rating.  This work had produced recommendations in respect of evidence presentation and an action plan had been put in place, which including bringing back a Chief Inspector who had been on secondment to HMIC. 


  • The two Members of the Committee, who also served on the Police Performance and Resource Management Sub Committee, confirmed that all HMIC recommendations were subject to thorough scrutiny and governance.   The Assistant Commissioner advised that 1-1 scrutiny sessions were held with action point owners and both the Commissioner and Assistant Commission were held to account at the Sub Committee meetings. 


RESOLVED, that – the report be noted. 




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