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PEEL: police legitimacy 2017 – force press releases

As part of our annual inspections of police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL), HMICFRS assessed how legitimate police forces are at keeping people safe and reducing crime. Below are the press releases that accompany this publication.

  • The force judged as outstanding is Kent Police.
  • The six forces assessed as ‘requires improvement’ are Northamptonshire Police, Cleveland Police, City of London Police, West Midlands Police, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.
  • All other forces were judged as ‘good’.

HMICFRS has not given Greater Manchester Police a graded judgment. This is because our inspection work was scheduled to take place immediately after the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena and, in consultation with GMP, we agreed not to carry out our in-force inspection at that time.

Get the national press release

Forces working hard to improve their legitimacy but stop and search disparities remain a concern

Get the force press releases

Please click on the link below to see each press release, and a link to each force-specific report. These should be read in conjunction with the national press release.

Click here for the force press releases


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