RAF Police have found themselves under the microscope this week as they undergo their first statutory inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) under Armed Forces Act 2011.
The five day inspection will see HMIC representatives split into three teams to assess the independence and effectiveness of investigations. Their findings will be written up in a report and presented to the Secretary of State.
The inspection marks the culmination of months of preparation by RAF Police to ensure that their dedication and professionalism is evident to the HMIC through the various interviews and focus groups that personnel will participate in.
The Provost Marshal (RAF), Group Captain Kevin Bailey is no stranger to HMIC. Earlier in his career he was the Project Officer for the voluntary inspection of the Special Investigations Branch. He said: “I am delighted to be hosting another HMIC inspection and I looking forward to showcasing the professionalism of the RAF Police. There has been a lot of hard work by my team to prepare for this inspection and I feel confident that we will perform well. Of course, the hardest part will be waiting for the results!”
Editor: Sal Davidson
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