IN a press release issued by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), it has been confirmed that they will be inspecting the efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy of Gibraltar police and they will be inviting members of the public to have their say on how the force operates.
In this inspection of the Royal Gibraltar Police, HMIC will carry out an assessment of demand, of resource capacity and capability and how resources are matched to meet demand. Further, there will be a review of crime prevention and investigation performance and an assessment of victim care and support. They will also carry out an audit of crime recording practices, a review of leadership and associated HR processes, including the provision for the wellbeing of staff and an ethical culture.
HM Inspector of Constabulary, Stephen Otter, who is leading the inspection, said: “The nature of policing has changed a lot since HMIC last inspected the Royal Gibraltar Police in 2010. As HMIC inspects policing in the public interest, we want to ensure you have the opportunity to be involved. For this inspection, we want to offer you the chance to have your say on how you feel the police operate in Gibraltar.
“We will be examining how the Royal Gibraltar Police manages demand on its resources and how it prevents and investigates crime. We will also be looking at how it records crime and whether it acts in an ethical and fair manner. If you have any experiences that you would like to share on these subjects, please do get in touch.
“Our inspection fieldwork will begin shortly, and we are very much looking forward to hearing your experiences of policing on the Rock.”
Members of the public can share their experiences of policing in Gibraltar by emailing HMIC at HMICRGP@hmic.gsi.gov.uk