STATEMENT IN RELATION TO HMIC REPORT

Posted on Thursday 20th April

Today (Thursday 20th April) Her Majesty′s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) publishes its state of policing report.

Over the past 12 months HMIC has been independently assessing how well police forces across England and Wales perform as part of the annual PEEL inspection (into Efficiency, Effectiveness and Legitimacy).

This report comes on the back of the publication of all PEEL inspections.

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “Cheshire residents should be pleased to read that, as part of their annual PEEL inspection, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) have assessed Cheshire Constabulary as good all three elements of their inspection, effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy. Our communities will be particularly assured to read that the Constabulary supports victims of domestic abuse well and makes good use of powers to place restrictions on perpetrators. There is also recognition of the commitment to neighbourhood policing, the high quality investigations undertaken by the Constabulary and the strengths show in working with other agencies to reduce reoffending and bring to justice repeat and dangerous offenders.  

“It is also important to note the improvements seen since last year’s assessment particularly in the ability to tackle serious and organised crime. There are of course areas for further development outlined by HMIC which include the full use of mobile devices, something that is now rolled out. On your behalf I will continue to ensure that the Chief Constable responds to the findings of HMIC’s inspections and will look at all avenues to drive continuous improvement.

“Finally I would like to take a moment to thank all the officers, PCSOs, staff, special constabulary and volunteers who make up the Cheshire police family for their work.”