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Suffolk Constabulary is rated ‘good’ in police efficiency report

PUBLISHED: 17:02 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:02 09 November 2017

Suffolk Constabulary has been rated 'good'. Picture: Nick Butcher.

Suffolk Constabulary has been rated 'good'. Picture: Nick Butcher.

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Suffolk Constabulary has been praised by inspectors for its “impressive” joint practices with other police forces and external organisations.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) rated the force as good in its latest report into police efficiency out today, November 9.

The report shows that Suffolk is rated good for keeping people safe and reducing crime, understanding its current and likely future demand for services, using resources well to manage demand and planning for demand in the future.

Inspectors reported that the force has a good understanding of more complex and hidden demands, such as modern slavery and honour based violence, and has impressive joint practices with other police forces and external organisations to help save money and improve the service it provides. They also said the force has a culture of innovation and continuous improvement and encourages its workforce to suggest new ideas.

Deputy Chief Constable Steve Jupp said: “It is very pleasing to have received another ‘good’ rating and that the HMIC has recognised the work that is being done to make sure we continue to provide both a good service to those living and working in Suffolk.

“One area has been highlighted for further work – that the force should put in better processes to understand its response to and allocation of crime and how this affects the force’s ability to meet current and likely future demand efficiency. This is something we have already starred to review and refine the way we allocate crime demonstrating we are not resting on our laurels in our commitment to keeping our communities safe.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank officers and staff for all their ongoing hard work in achieving these constantly good grades. This report builds on the previous ‘good’ ratings that we have received as a force. It’s a clear demonstration that we continue to modernise our policing business and planning processes against a challenging backdrop of reduced budgets and much higher demand.”

HMICFRS assesses the efficiency of police forces across England and Wales as part of its annual inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL).

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