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Cheshire Police rated ‘good’ in effectiveness report

By on March 26, 2018

Cheshire Constabulary has been rated ‘good’ in respect of the effectiveness with which it protects vulnerable people and supports victims.

The latest Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service (HMICFRS) effectiveness report released today (Thursday 22 March 2018) praises the Constabulary for protecting vulnerable victims, investigating crime and managing offenders, preventing crime and tackling anti-social behaviour as well as serious and organised crime.

The HMICFRS effectiveness report highlights how the Constabulary is good at keeping people safe and reducing crime, ensures victims of domestic abuse are a priority and has consistent awareness of vulnerability in the workforce.

HMICFRS found the Constabulary has a very good understanding of the threats posed by serious and organised crime especially when carrying out disruption activity on organised criminals. Officers have also been recognised for how they offer interventions to prevent vulnerable people and family members from pursuing a life of crime. The report also found the force focuses on addressing the exploitation of young people travelling to other regions to commit offences, and is proactive in informing and reassuring the public about organised crime.

Deputy Chief Constable Darren Martland said: “It’s vital our local communities have confidence in the Constabulary when providing protection and support to vulnerable people and combating serious and organised crime across our county. I hope the findings in the HMICFRS report give the public confidence that if they were to be victims of crime we would protect and support them, investigate the crime thoroughly bringing offenders to justice and tackle any concerns they had around anti-social behaviour and serious and organised crime robustly.

“We continue to carry out thorough operations and investigations by putting the victim at the heart of what we do and providing support throughout the investigation and the court process.

“All our officers and staff remain committed to providing a high level of police service to all victims and I am pleased with how the HMICFRS effectiveness report reflects this.”


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