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22
MAR
2018

Norfolk PCC says latest inspection report “offers reassurance”

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Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green has welcomed an inspection report which rated Norfolk Constabulary as ‘good’ in areas including supporting victims and protecting vulnerable people.

The inspection report, published by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), looks at police effectiveness and, in particular, how Norfolk Police protects vulnerable people and ensures it has the specialist capabilities to respond to national threats such as terrorism.

Commenting on the report, PCC Lorne Green, said: “As HMICFRS itself identifies, Norfolk Police performs consistently well in effectiveness inspections and this report, once again, makes for reassuring reading, both for me as PCC and for the wider Norfolk public.

“There are always areas that can be improved, but this is a good report which, as ever, is testament not only to the leadership of senior officers but also the dedication and commitment of all our officers and staff.

“Supporting victims and protecting the vulnerable is one of the priorities I have set in Norfolk’s Police and Crime Plan, so I am pleased to see the Constabulary’s efforts in these areas recognised by the inspectors.

“In particular, it is good to see the work of the mental health team in the police control room praised. That team – which I have been proud to help grow and develop – is a great example of innovative working which is helping police to identify and assess risk, and respond to the needs of the vulnerable in our county

“The people of Norfolk deserve to not only be safe but also feel safe. This latest inspection report offers reassurance to Norfolk residents that its police force has the necessary arrangements in place to respond to national threats, including what it describes as a comprehensive training programme for officers. With terrorism again high on the media agenda this week, as agencies across the country come together to urge the public to report suspicious behaviour, that external validation, and the public confidence that I hope it inspires, is to be welcomed.”

To read the full report visit here.