Police and crime commissioner, David Keane, is welcoming the latest report from Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service (HMICFRS) which has commended Cheshire Constabulary in a number of key areas.
The effectiveness report, published today (Thursday 22 March), rates the force as ‘good’ in the following areas:
• preventing crime and tackling anti-social behaviour;
• investigating crime and reducing re-offending;
• protecting vulnerable people;
• tackling serious and organised crime.
David said: “Despite the changing and challenging landscape that policing faces nationally and the resource pressures we’re dealing with as a police service, I am delighted to see that HMICFRS has commended the work of the constabulary in a number of key areas that underpin the police and crime plan.
“Reducing and preventing crime remains a key priority for the constabulary, and it is encouraging to see that the force has been recognised for the measures it has put in place to tackle serious and organised crime in areas identified for improvement in early 2016. This includes tackling the exploitation of young people by criminals travelling from other regions to commit offences.
“It is also particularly pleasing that crucial partnership working to support vulnerable people and victims of crime has been commended, including a number of victim support services which I fund.
“Whilst overall performance is good, there are also areas of improvement highlighted by HMICFRS. I will continue to monitor the areas identified to ensure that the acting chief constable makes improvements, where necessary.
“I would like to thank officers and staff for their continued hard work and commitment to keeping the people of Cheshire safe.”
The full report can be viewed here.