HM Inspectorate of Constabulary

Home Department written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Susan Elan Jones Susan Elan Jones Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will introduce a requirement for the new Head of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary to have experience serving in a police force.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

No. There has never been a requirement for the HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary to have been a serving police officer, and there are no plans to introduce this requirement.

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