Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) independently assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces and fire and rescue services.

It publishes reports based on its findings. Previous publications relevant to the Kent Police area, which the PCC uses to assist him in holding Kent Police to account, can be viewed on the HMICFRS website.

OPCC responses to recently-published HMICFRS reports

Force Management Statement

HMICFRS requires police forces to prepare and submit their own detailed self-assessments. These reports, called Force Management Statements, are centred around each force assessing its short to medium-term future demand and stating how that demand might be met or managed.

Kent Police has published abridged versions of its Force Management Statement for 2018 and its Force Management Statement for 2019.