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Warwickshire Police recognised for good work in HMICFRS inspection but improvements are required

HMICFRS (Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services) has published its report into Police Legitimacy following an inspection of Warwickshire Police in spring 2017, looking into whether the force uses its powers fairly and treats people with respect.

Police legitimacy looks at how fairness in policing encourages public support, cooperation and respect for the law. The report also addresses leadership, how officers and staff are treated by the organisation, and how this relates to the way they in turn treat the public.

The report published this morning has concluded that while there has been some very good work done by officers and staff since the last report in 2016, there are still areas where more work is needed. It concludes that the force 'Requires Improvement'.

HMICFRS also highlighted many good and improved points in their report. These included the introduction of Body Worn Video, good use of scrutiny to improve how stop and search is used, and that senior leaders promote the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Assistant Chief Constable Richard Moore of Warwickshire Police said "While we are disappointed with the 'Requires Improvement' rating, the report does recognise that much good work has already been done in the vital areas of policing it covers.

"We are committed to treating people with fairness, ensuring we act ethically and lawfully and treating our workforce with fairness and respect. We will use the findings of the report to ensure that we build on the progress already made in these areas and continue to improve."

Warwickshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Richard Moore

You can access the full report here


Issued by Alex Gale, Corporate Communications

Published 12/12/17