HMICFRS PEEL assessments

PEEL is an annual assessment of police forces in England and Wales undertaken by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) . Forces are assessed on their effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy. They are judged as outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate on these categories (or pillars) based on inspection findings, analysis and Her Majesty's Inspectors' (HMIs) professional judgment across the year.

Each pillar has questions that focus on core areas of the work of the police. Judgments are also applied to these questions.

Before 2018, every force received a separate report for each pillar. Reports were published by pillar, building up to an overall view of the force's performance at the end of the PEEL cycle.

From 2018/19 inspection year, the approach was changed to become more integrated. Each force now receives one report, providing a rounded assessment of its performance over the year.

Wiltshire PEEL report 2018/19

In May 2019 HMICFRS published Wiltshire's fifth PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessment. PEEL is designed to give you information about how your local police force is performing in several important areas, in a way that is comparable both across England and Wales, and year on year.

Wiltshire Police was inspected in tranche one and they found:

  • the extent to which the force is effective at reducing crime and keeping people safe is good.
  • the extent to which the force operates efficiently and sustainably is good.
  • the extent to which the force treats the public and its workforce legitimately is good.

Read more about Wiltshire 2018/19 PEEL report

Read more about other HMICFRS publications for Wiltshire

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