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Humberside 2016

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This is HMIC’s third PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessment of Humberside Police. PEEL is designed to give the public information about how their local police force is performing in several important areas, in a way that is comparable both across England and Wales, and year on year. The assessment is updated throughout the year with our inspection findings and reports.

The extent to which the force is effective at keeping people safe and reducing crime: not yet graded.

The extent to which the force is efficient at keeping people safe and reducing crime requires improvement.

The extent to which the force is effective at keeping people safe and reducing crime: not yet graded.

The efficiency inspection findings are published below. My overall assessment of Humberside’s performance will be published in spring 2017.

Michael Cunningham, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary

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Effectiveness

How effective is the force at keeping people safe and reducing crime?

To be graded

PEEL assessments are updated throughout the year, as the results of the different inspections and data collections become available. The graded judgments for effectiveness will be published in March 2017. See last year’s assessment of the force’s effectiveness.

View the five questions for effectiveness

Efficiency

How efficient is the force at keeping people safe and reducing crime?

Last updated 03/11/2016
Requires improvement

Humberside Police has been assessed as requires improvement in respect of the efficiency with which it keeps people safe and reduces crime.

Although the force has improved its understanding of demand and the way in which it manages calls from the public since the last inspection, HMIC found that Humberside Police’s approach to managing demand is a cause of concern. It needs to make more effective use of its current resources and do more to improve the way it plans to meet future demand.

Humberside Police has some understanding of reactive demand based on recorded incidents and crime; it also has some understanding of preventative demand based on its analysis of demands from key crime types and its internal review of neighbourhood policing. This is an improvement in the force’s position since our last efficiency inspection in 2015. The force can do more to develop its understanding of current and likely future demand, particularly working with partners.

The force has taken some steps to match better its resources to demand, it now has improved its response to calls from the public and more officers are available to attend incidents because of the changes in the shift pattern and flexible working arrangements. However, the service to the public is inconsistent and can be poor on occasions because the workforce plan is still not properly aligned to the operating model. The rostered number of officers is below the minimum identified as necessary to meet uniform and detective responsibilities. On occasions priority incidents are attended late or unallocated, meaning services to the public are not consistently meeting the standards set by the force.

The force has a medium-term financial plan based on sound assumptions. It has identified workforce gaps that it is starting to fill and its properly funded ICT strategy is designed to deliver increased efficiencies and improved services for the public.

View the three questions for efficiency

Legitimacy

How legitimate is the force at keeping people safe and reducing crime?

To be graded

PEEL assessments are updated throughout the year, as the results of the different inspections and data collections become available. The graded judgments for legitimacy will be published in December 2016. See last year’s assessment of the force’s legitimacy.

View the three questions for legitimacy

Other inspections

How well has the force performed in our other inspections?

In addition to the three core PEEL pillars, HMIC carries out inspections of a wide range of policing activity throughout the year. Some of these are conducted alongside the PEEL inspections (for instance, our 2016 leadership assessment); others are joint inspections.

Findings from these inspections are published separately to the main PEEL reports, but are taken into account when producing the rounded assessment of each force's performance.

Leadership

PEEL assessments are updated throughout the year, as the results of the different inspections and data collections become available. HMIC’s assessment of leadership will be published in December 2016. See last year’s assessment of the constabulary’s leadership.

View the three questions for leadership

Other reports

This section sets out the reports published by HMIC this year that help to better understand the performance of Humberside Police.

View other reports

Key facts

Force Area

1,357 square miles

Population

0.92m people 3% local 10 yr change

Workforce

75% frontline 78% national level
3.4 per 1000 population 3.6 national level
21% change in local workforce since 2010 15% national change since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person 0.05 national level
Local 5 year trend (no change) National 5 year trend (no change)

Cost

53p per person per day local 55p per person per day national

Points of context provided by the force

Find out more about the area policed by this force.

Police and crime plan priorities

The police and crime plan, as well as other information about the PCC, can be found on their website.