HMIC & HMIP Police Custody Inspection Updates

May 2015

The latest police custody inspection reports have been published for North Wales, Warwickshire and West Mercia.

Inspectors found some weaknesses in the management of police custody in Warwickshire and West Mercia, where police forces formed a strategic alliance in 2013 that included streamlining their custody suites into one operation.

You can read the report in full here:  Warwickshire and West Mercia – joint inspection of police custody suites

Police custody in North Wales had improved and was found to be generally positive. Shortly before the inspection, North Wales Police had used joint inspection criteria to make its own assessment of its custody operation, which Inspectors found commendable.

The full report is available here: North Wales – Joint inspection of police custody suites