HMICFRS and HMIP – Expectations for Police Custody

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) consulted on revisions to their Expectations for Police Custody document. 

Last updated in 2018, the revised version of the Expectations addresses changes to the Police and Criminal Evidence (PACE) Act 1984 Codes of Guidance and any changes made by College of Policing Authorised Professional Practice on Detention and Custody.

The proposed changes within the document reflect:

  • Dame Angiolini’s independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody – in particular, recommendations about the care of detainees under the influence of alcohol, drugs and/or substances;
  • Concerns raised by the Independent Custody Visitors Association about the needs of menstruating women and girls in police custody (which led to changes to the PACE code C); and
  • Revisions to reflect changes in professional health care requirements and practices.

The PCC's response to the consultation can be viewed here.