Police and law enforcement agencies

Law enforcement agencies are usually inspected annually. Inspections are completed in relation to all of the powers they use, for example surveillance, interception and equipment interference.

Inspections generally last between three and five days, depending on the size of the agency being inspected and the extent to which they make use of the powers.

Our oversight includes consideration of how covert human intelligence sources are recruited, tasked and managed. We scrutinise documentation to ensure activities are carried out in accordance with specified intelligence requirements and are appropriately risk assessed.

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