Posted: Thu 3rd Nov 2016

North Wales Police rated ‘good’ by inspectors – but no time to “rest on laurels” says crime boss

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Nov 3rd, 2016

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North Wales Police has been rated “good” at keeping people safe and reducing crime.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC) annual efficiency report says the force is good at understanding current and likely future demand for its services.

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North Wales Police (NWP) has a good understanding of current and likely future demand for its services the report says.

The force has invested significant time and effort in developing a better understanding of current demand in order to ensure resources are prioritised to respond to demand while being able to identify further efficiencies.

Requires improvement

Inspectors say the force requires improvement in how it uses its resources to manage current demand and should continue to audit its workforce to identify any skills gaps.

NWP has identified the need to focus on new and emerging areas of demand

It is reducing costs through workforce modernisation and it has been successful in addressing gaps in its workforce in specialist areas such as criminal investigations and protecting vulnerable people.

Inspectors found the force to be good at planning for future demand.

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones said:

“I was pleased to see that North Wales Police was judged to be a good force although we cannot afford to rest on our laurels.

I will be working with the chief constable to ensure the force continues to make sure resources can continue to be used efficiently.

All police forces are under a huge amount of financial pressure and having to find further savings, but under challenging circumstances North Wales Police has coped very well and remained an effective and efficient force.

I am pleased that the report also recognises that the Force is moving in the right direction in its efforts to improve efficiency and protect the public but there is always room for improvement and together we must make sure that the improvements recommended by the report are carried out as soon as possible.”
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