College of Policing: three years on Contents


82.This is the third time the Home Affairs Committee has considered the role and work of the College of Policing. We find that the College is improving but that some of the issues we have previously identified remain to be resolved. The College needs to do more to convince rank and file officers of its role in policing. We also find that those in charge of the police forces, the Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners, are still failing to implement guidance and adopt best practice and this remains a key challenge to the College’s ambition of embedding national standards. This is unacceptable. In this Report we propose a number of measures which we believe will help address the problem of inconsistent standards in policing across England and Wales.

83.Change to the culture and structure of policing in England and Wales will not happen overnight. Progress is being made but, as Alex Marshall recognises, there is a long way to go. We will continue to monitor the work of the College of Policing during this Parliament.

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5 July 2016