Core Business: an inspection into crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time

Summary

This report examines all 43 police forces in England and Wales. It looks at three principal aspects of day-to-day policing: the prevention of crime; how crime is investigated and offenders are brought to justice; and freeing up and using police time more efficiently (which includes the use of modern technology). The report merges three complementary inspections into a single assessment.

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We have written to each chief constable detailing findings for their force.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Bedfordshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Cambridgeshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Cheshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

City Of London Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Cleveland Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Cumbria Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Derbyshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Devon and Cornwall Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Dorset Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Durham Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Dyfed-Powys Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Essex Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Gloucestershire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Greater Manchester Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Gwent Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Hampshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Hertfordshire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Humberside Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Kent Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Lancashire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Leicestershire Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Lincolnshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Merseyside Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Metropolitan Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Norfolk Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

North Wales Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

North Yorkshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Northamptonshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Northumbria Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Nottinghamshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

South Wales Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

South Yorkshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Staffordshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Suffolk Constabulary – Core business letter to the chief constable

Surrey Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Sussex Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Thames Valley Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Warwickshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

West Mercia Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

West Midlands Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

West Yorkshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

Wiltshire Police – Core business letter to the chief constable

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Get the police and crime commissioners’ responses to the report

Cumbria police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Dorset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Gwent police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Humberside police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

Merseyside police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’

West Mercia police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Core business’