Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Summary

In the October 2010 spending review, the Government announced that central funding to the police service in England and Wales would be reduced in real terms by 20% in the four years between March 2011 and March 2015.

HMIC’s Valuing the Police Programme has tracked how forces have planned to make savings to meet this budget reduction, and published findings in July 2011 and June 2012. This report explains, analyses and makes recommendations in relation to what we found as we entered the third year of the spending review period.

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Get the Police and Crime Commissioners’ responses to the national report

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge (PDF, 234KB, new window)

Essex Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge (PDF, 1MB, new window)

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge (PDF, 227KB, new window)

Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge (PDF, 181KB, new window)

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge (PDF, 303KB, new window)

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner’s letter in response to Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge (PDF, 65KB, new window)

Force reports

You can find all the force reports on the Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge page

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Press release for Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge

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