‘Ambitious’ future collaboration plans, prudent management of finances and effective use of resources has resulted in a ‘good’ grade for the Force in the latest inspection report.
Today (Thursday 3 November) Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published the results of its PEEL assessments which looked at the efficiency of all forces.
The force was judged as “good” overall by inspectors who also highlighted the way the Force has:
- plans in place to increase collaborative working across the East Midlands
- allocated resources to high priority areas
- planned for future demand
- ‘prudently’ managed its financial position
Chief Constable Simon Cole said: “This latest HMIC report gives Leicestershire Police yet another ‘good’ grade and highlights the wealth of positive work being delivered across the force during a time of austerity and change.
“The recent budget settlement has been the toughest we have experienced and as the HMIC recognises we have continued to deploy our resources effectively and provide efficient service to the communities we serve despite the financial constraints.
“There are plans in place to further develop our collaborative working across the East Midlands which is rightly highlighted by the HMIC. Our regional collaboration arrangements are widely recognised as leading the way and our ongoing development in this area will ensure we have the capacity to meet new and emerging threats and the expectation of the public.”
Willy Bach, Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “HMIC’s findings reflect the commitment of Leicestershire Police to deliver a quality police service to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
“The report highlights the effectiveness of the measures the force has taken to meet the challenges posed by the funding cuts over recent years, which I, and they, feel will help to keep our communities safe both now and in the future. I’m pleased to see that this hard work has been recognised with a ‘good’ grading, which is also good news for our communities.”
A copy of the report can be downloaded HERE
Posted on Thursday 3rd November 2016