Annual government Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) inspection handed Hampshire Constabulary an overall “good” rating. But the politically correct report managed to find some areas for improvement like Black people being more than 8.1 times likely to be stopped and searched by the police than white people and ‘Diversity’.
The report seems to be just trying to get Hampshire Constabulary to start stopping and searching less people from the BAME community and start employing more people from the BAME community.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) conducted the report, they thanked Hampshire Constabulary for their hard work during increased crime rates, an apparent “excellent” professional relationships with many organisations and a “positive approach to wellbeing”.
Sara Glen the Chief Constable commented on the report and pandered to the supposed areas of improvement: “Hampshire Constabulary is a force that cares for the public it serves and its workforce” and went on to say “plans in place to address” the highlighted “areas for improvement”. So in other words she wants police in Hampshire to stop searching so many people from the BAME community and start employing more people from the BAME community.
So, what is Peel?
PEEL stands for the police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy programme.PEEL is the programme in which HMIC draws together evidence from its annual all-force inspections. The evidence is used to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the police. HMIC has introduced these assessments so that the public will be able to judge the performance of their force and policing as a whole.
The effectiveness of a force is assessed in relation to how it carries out its responsibilities including cutting crime, protecting the vulnerable, tackling anti-social behaviour, and dealing with emergencies and other calls for service.
Its efficiency is assessed in relation to how it provides value for money.
Its legitimacy is assessed in relation to whether the force operates fairly, ethically and within the law.
The evidence from inspections, together with the context within which forces operate, allows HMIC to make an assessment of each of the 43 police forces in England and Wales.
So, what is Stop and Search?
The police have the power to stop and search you if an officer has reasonable grounds to believe that you have been involved in a crime, or think that you are in possession of a prohibited item. Prohibited items include drugs, weapons and stolen property.
And according to the Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), the reason for these powers is to “enable officers to eliminate or confirm suspicions that individuals may be in possession of stolen or prohibited items, without exercising their power of arrest”.
“It is crucial that all forces use these powers fairly, and demonstrate to the public that they are doing this,” the report adds.
The report claimed, that during the 12 months up to March 31st 2016, black people were 8.2 times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people.
Now there is diversity
The report went on to find 3% of Hampshire Constabulary police officers are from BAME community and 2% of officer that have served 20 years were from the BAME community.
Around 31% of women worked for the police service and 32% of those in senior ranks were women.
The report stated: “In terms of recruitment, the force is not representative of its community because the percentage of BAME officers is lower than the percentage of BAME people in the local population.
“This is recognised by the force and there is an inclusion team dedicated to reducing disproportionality with a particular focus on recruitment activity.”
“This team organises targeted events and media releases to encourage applications from under-represented communities, and this activity is beginning to show some success.”
It added: “The force is committed to dealing with any disproportionation in its treatment of its workforce, including initial recruitment and all aspects of progression, and this is evident from the leadership of the chief officers.”
Chief Constable Sara Glen gave into political correctness and went on to say in regards to BAME community stop and search and recruitment: “We also welcome the role HMICFRS plays in highlighting areas for improvement, and have plans in place to address these and improve our service yet further.”
Chief Constable Sara Glen is just another puppet for the cultural Marxists who want apparently rub the noses of the people of Hampshire in diversity by employing more people from the BAME community into the Police Service not through merit or skill but simply to even up the percentages a little and stop searching so many people from the BAME community but not through fairness and equality but simply through appeasement and political correctness.
This comes after the Cold-blooded stabbing of Richard Hardy in Farnborough, Hampshire involving six members of the BAME community.