Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has welcomed Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) improved overall ratings for Warwickshire Police, saying the public can be confident that the force is good at keeping people safe and reducing crime.
In the latest ‘PEEL’ assessments, HMIC rated Warwickshire Police as:
- ‘Good’ for effectiveness
- ‘Good’ for efficiency
- ‘Good’ for legitimacy
This contrasts with the assessments 12 months ago, which rated the force as requiring improvement for effectiveness and legitimacy.
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said: “Ensuring that Warwickshire Police obtains as a minimum ‘good’ overall ratings in all areas of HMIC’s inspection programme is one of the firm pledges I made in my Police and Crime Plan and something I have been holding the Chief Constable to account for in delivering.
“I am naturally pleased that the progress made by the force towards achieving this over the last 12 months has been recognised by the inspectors. The improved ratings come as a result of the hard work and commitment that officers and police staff make on a daily basis, serving their local communities and protecting the vulnerable. It is pleasing to see the many examples of this recognised in each of the individual HMIC PEEL reports.
“There is no complacency, however, and maintaining and wherever possible improving on these ratings is the new challenge faced by Warwickshire Police. The reports each suggest additional ways that the force can make improvements and, with its past track record of delivering against these recommendations, I am confident this is achievable.
“In addition, the investments I am making in new technology and mobile working will further help to ensure that Warwickshire Police continues to move forward, delivering a better service our local communities and victims of crime.”
To see the HMIC PEEL reports in full and the response to each from the PCC, visit http://www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk/key-information/hmic-reports/