COMMISSIONER'S STATEMENT ON HMIC EFFICIENCY INSPECTION

Posted on Thursday 3rd November

Cheshire Constabulary is outstanding at understanding its current and likely future demand, according to the latest Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC) efficiency report released today, 3 November 2016.

The inspection focused on how efficient the Constabulary is at keeping people safe and reducing crime in Cheshire. Further details on the inspection are available on the Constabulary website.

David Keane Police & Crime Commissioner said:

"The report shows that as Commissioner I have a good foundation to build upon. Residents should be pleased to read that their police service is outstanding in its understanding of current and future demand, makes good use of its resources to manage current demand and is good at planning for demand in the future. . Furthermore our communities should be encouraged by the Inspectorate’s findings that the Constabulary have processes in place to make informed choices about the level of resources and services across the organisation and the recognition of well developed and ambitious plans for the future.

There is more to be done to ensure officers and staff aren't just recruited but have the right skills to serve our communities and that the mobile technology that has been planned for some time is fully implemented; implementation that is now taking place. The Inspectorate make some important observations and as your Commissioner I will be working on your behalf to ensure that any areas for improvement are acted upon.

All in all this report reflects a well performing Constabulary and I would like to thank all the officers, staff and volunteers who make up our police family for their hard work and dedication in keep all our communities safe."