Warwickshire Police response to HMICFRS PEEL inspection report
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His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has said they are satisfied that Warwickshire Police is keeping people safe and reducing crime.
The inspection report assesses the force as adequate in our treatment of the public, preventing crime, protecting vulnerable people, developing a positive workplace and use of resources.
It also makes a series of recommendations to improve the force’s service to the public.
Chief Constable Debbie Tedds says: “We welcome the independent scrutiny by His Majesty’s Inspectorate and we are pleased that HMICFRS are optimistic about our direction of travel.
“The recommendations for improvement are very helpful, and they are areas we are already committed to addressing.
"Organisational changes will ensure by Spring 2023 that we have the right people in the right place with the right skills. We’re committed to maximising the ongoing investments we have and need to continue to make in information technology (IT) to ensure we use our innovative new technological capacity and capability to serve the public as effectively and efficiently as we can.
"New investigation teams will mean we can improve investigation of lower level but high-volume crimes that negatively impact people’s lives. We should also be in a positive position to investigate specialised incidents - improving our services to victims without impacting our capacity for community engagement and resolution of community issues.
"Investment in protective services, prevention resources and provision for domestic abuse, rape, serious sexual offences, child exploitation and abuse, trafficking and exploitation will enable us to more effectively prevent crime and safeguard vulnerable people.
“Whilst there are improvements we must and will make, the report reflects the effectiveness of our strategic planning and performance framework, and our positive inclusive culture.
“We are in an extremely strong position for the future to further improve how we prevent and reduce crime and protect people from harm.”
Click here to read the Police and Crime Commissioner's response to the report.