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Revolving Doors responds to HMICFRS’ annual assessment of policing

In response to His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)’s annual State of Policing report, published today, Pavan Dhaliwal, Chief Executive of Revolving Doors commented:

“The inspectorate’s findings expose a crisis of accountability and the Government must act on the recommendations.

Reports of systemic failings and institutional discrimination within police forces have become all too familiar. As the inspectorate warns of a collapsing policing system, a wider dysfunctional criminal justice system, and dwindling time to restore public trust, it is clear that we cannot afford to perpetuate the status quo any longer.

What we need now to rebuild the institution entrusted with our protection is decisive action, unwavering integrity, and political will. This process must include the voices of those who have been at the sharpest end of police failings and know best what meaningful change entails – those who are stuck in the revolving door of crisis and crime. We ultimately deserve nothing less than radical reform.”


Notes to the editor

  • Revolving Doors is a national charity working to break the cycle of crisis and crime. We advocate for a system that addresses the drivers of contact with the criminal justice system, including trauma, poverty and discrimination. We bring independent research, policy expertise and lived experience together to champion long-term solutions for justice reform.
  • The Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales 2022 can be accessed online.

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