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Latest police inspection report makes for 'reassuring reading'

Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green has welcomed an inspection report which rated Norfolk Constabulary as ‘Good’, in areas including keeping people safe and reducing crime.

The inspection report, published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), looks at police legitimacy, otherwise known as ‘policing by consent.’

Commenting on the report, PCC Lorne Green, said: “This report makes for very reassuring reading, both for me as PCC and for the wider Norfolk public.

“To do its job efficiently and effectively, it is vital that our policing service has the support and consent of our communities. Our police have powers at their disposal with which they work to keep us safe; with those powers comes great responsibility.

“This latest inspection report identifies that the Constabulary has, at its core, a culture of ‘doing the right thing’ and treating people with fairness and respect.

“This external validation is to be welcomed and is testament not only to the leadership of senior officers but also the dedication and commitment of all our officers and staff.

“It is also pleasing to see the work of the Independent Advisory Group praised by HMICFRS. The IAG members provide a community perspective to ensure the voice of, and impacts on, Norfolk’s residents remain at the heart of policing discussions. My thanks go to these community volunteers for their continued effort and support."