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Inspection and Performance

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary & Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS)

HMICFRS is the body that independently assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire and rescue services. The Commissioner has a duty to respond to HMICFRS reports concerning South Wales Police and to national reports where relevant.

Responses to HMIC inspections

Recent reports and the Commissioner’s associated responses can be found below:

Date Report Commissioner's Response
September 2021

State of Policing - The Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales 2020

Response to State of Policing - The Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales 2020
September 2021

Criminal Justice Joint Inspection Report: Neurodiversity in the Criminal Justice System - A Review of the evidence

Response to Criminal Justice Joint Inspection Report: Neurodiversity in the Criminal Justice System - A Review of the evidence
August 2021

Review of Policing Domestic Abuse during the pandemic

Response to Review of Policing Domestic Abuse during the pandemic
July 2021

Interim report - Inspection into how effectively the police engage with women and girls

Response to Interim report - Inspection into how effectively the police engage with women and girls
June 2021

Policing in the pandemic: The Police response to the Coronavirus Pandemic during 2020

Response to Policing in the pandemic: The Police response to the Coronavirus Pandemic during 2020
May 2021

Getting the balance right? An Inspection of how effectively the police deal with protests

Response to Getting the balance right? An Inspection of how effectively the police deal with protests
April 2021

Custody Services in a Covid-19 Environment

Response to Custody Services in a Covid-19 Environment
April 2021

Disproportionate Use of Police Powers

Response to Disproportionate Use of Police Powers
February 2021

Report on Liberty and Southall Black Sisters’ super-complaint on policing and immigration status

Response to Report on Liberty and Southall Black Sisters’ super-complaint on policing and immigration status
January 2021

Pre-charge bail and released under investigation Striking a balance

Response to Pre-charge bail and released under investigation: Striking a balance
April 2020 

National Child Protection Inspections: 2019 Thematic Report 

Response to the Child Protection Inspections Report 
April 2020 

A Joint Thematic Inspection of Integrated Offender Management 

Response to the HMIP/HMICFRS Joint Report 
March 2020

Evidence led domestic abuse prosecutions 

Response to Evidence Led Domestic Abuse Prosecutions
November 2019

Police Effectiveness, Efficiency & Legitimacy Report 

Response to PEEL inspection 
November 2019

Abuse of power for sexual purpose 

Response to Abuse of Power Report 
May 2019 

The Police and CPS Response to Crimes Against Older People

Response to Crimes Against Older People
April 2019

Fraud: Time to Choose

Response to Fraud Report 
February 2019

Police Response to Domestic Abuse: An Update Report

Response to Domestic Abuse Report 
November 2018

Mental Health and Policing Report 2018

Response to Mental Health and Policing
March 2018

PEEL Effectiveness Report 2018

Response to PEEL Effectiveness


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