The Audit Commission are an independent body responsible for ensuring that public money is spent economically, efficiently and effectively, to achieve high-quality local services for the public. Our work covers local government, health, housing, community safety and fire and rescue services.
Performance assessments are done annually, giving the public a rounded view of how their local force is doing across-the-board.
The Police Performance Assessments 2006/07 were published on Tuesday 9th October 2007.
The assessments form part of the Policing Performance Assessment Framework (PPAF) developed by the Home Office and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (new window) (HMIC), with support from the Association of Police Authorities (new window) (APA) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (new window) (ACPO).
They cover the full range of policing activity and are based on a combination of performance data and professional judgement. Assessments are awarded for the performance delivered by a police force (by comparing a force to its peers), and also for direction (by comparing the performance achieved by a force in one year to that achieved by the same force in the previous year).
For over a century and a half Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary (HMIs) have been charged with examining and improving the efficiency of the Police Service in England and Wales, (and latterly Northern Ireland), with the first HMIs appointed under the provisions of the County and Borough Police Act 1856.
Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary are appointed by the Crown on the recommendation of the Home Secretary and report to Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC), who is the Home Secretary's principal professional policing adviser. The HMCIC is independent both of the Home Office and of the Police Service.
The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) was created in 2003 as a direct response to lessons learned from investigations into on-line child abuse around the world. It is an international alliance of law enforcement agencies working together to make the Internet a safer place.
The Environment Agency's job is to look after your environment and make it a better place - for you, and for future generations.
For advice with regards to Floods, please click on the title below to open the document (PDF format).
The Home Office is the government department responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales. We work to build a safe, just and tolerant society, to enhance opportunities for all, and to ensure the protection and security of the public is maintained.
Working in partnership with Police, Government, the internet and mobile industries, the IWF provides this free service for the general public which is aimed at minimising the availability of illegal content to protect internet users.
Help tomorrow take shape
Every ten years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a census to find out more about the people who live in England and Wales, and about the make-up of local neighbourhoods. The last census took place on Sunday 27 March 2011, when ONS sent out questionnaires for around 25 million households to complete.
The census asked about work, health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, second homes, language, religion, marital status and so on. These statistics will be used to build a picture of today’s society.
Report fraud to Action Fraud
Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre and the place for you to report fraud and scams, or to get advice if you’re not sure what to do. If you’ve been a victim of fraud, you can report it to Action Fraud online using the secure online fraud reporting tool. You’ll be given a crime reference number and your case will be referred on to the police force that investigates fraud.
Visit Action Fraud’s website for more information, including advice and information about fraud.
True Vision website
Have you or someone you know been a victim of hate crime?
Hate crime comes in many different forms. It includes hatred and hostility on the grounds of race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
Hate crime in any form is unacceptable. That is why it is important that if you or someone you know experiences hate crime, that you report it.
True Vision is an initiative designed to provide you with information about hate crime and how you can report it.
On the website, you can:
Visit True Vision website for more information.
The links below enable customers to transact or gain information on applying/updating the driving licence and vehicle registration certificate (V5c).
Our annual Quality of Life report has been published. It provides a detailed look at the people, places and communities in our count and is an assessment of the demographic, social, economic and environmental themes that all play a part in influencing our residents’ quality of life. It contains a range of data visualisations and includes the latest Census information for the first time.