Humberside Police rated ‘inadequate’

Published: Tuesday 20th October 2015 by The News Editor

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Inspectors have rated Humberside Police ‘inadequate’ at keeping people safe and reducing crime.

A nationwide review by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) raises serious concerns about the force, which is the only one of the 43 forces across England and Wales to be rated inadequate.

The report says it has a limited understanding for the current and future demand for its services, plus is unable to fully match resources to demand in some important areas, both of which affect its ability to provide a good service to the public.

June’s inspection also claims changes to shift patterns to try to match the number of officers on duty to the number of emergency calls had not achieved their aim.

For instance, in some areas of the force over half the available staff were found to work at different times to the set shift pattern.

But Chief Constable Justine Curran says the force has moved on since the report. She explains the restructuring had encountered some initial problems but was now starting to show some positive results.

HMIC estimated Humberside Police would need to cut its budget by 23% – £44million – by 2018/19.

It is expected to cut 20% of its 3,178-strong total workforce over the same period, significantly above the 6% national average.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Tuesday 20th October 2015 by The News Editor

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  • David Hannant

    Humberside police rated inadequate, nothing new there !

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