A tale of two Chief Inspectors

Date: 
Friday, 19 December, 2014

The Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales, Tom Winsor, was yesterday reappointed for a further five year term, apparently without the post being advertised. The Home Secretary Theresa May said that 'Mr Winsor has worked tirelessly to ensure that the Inspectorate is able to successfully shine a light on policing outcomes and value for money'.

Earlier this month the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick, took to Twitter to announce that he would not reapply for his job. This after Justice Secretary Chris Grayling confirmed the post would be readvertised. Mr Hardwick has recently produced a series of damning inspection reports that have strained relations between him and Mr Grayling.