Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS – previously just HMIC) carries out inspections of police forces. These can range from individual function areas through to critical national issues and themes across the police service. HMICFRS also provide an interactive tool which allows users to compare data on recorded crimes and incidents, quality of service and resources for all police forces in England and Wales.
In the PEEL 2021/22 inspection report, HMICFRS graded West Midlands Police’s performance across 11 areas of policing and found the force was ‘good’ in five areas, ‘adequate’ in three areas and ‘requires improvement’ in three areas. HMICFRS said the areas requiring improvement included how the force investigates crime, how it supports victims and how it protects vulnerable people.
This page gives you access to those reports prepared by HMICFRS on West Midlands Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner’s responses to those reports.