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.

Our responses to recently-published HMICFRS reports

Force Management Statement

In addition HMICFRS requires police forces to prepare and submit their own detailed self-assesments. 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 published an abridged version of its Force Management Statement in autumn 2018, at the request of the PCC and in the interests of transparency.