Policing in Austerity: Meeting the Challenge

Summary

The efficiency and effectiveness of the police depend on forces having the resources they need to prevent crime, catch criminals and keep communities safe. When the 20 percent reduction to the central government funding grant was announced in October 2010, HMIC committed to inspecting the forces’ responses, and the effect this is having on the service they provide to the public, as part of our remit of inspecting the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces in England and Wales.

This report contains the findings of the fourth year of valuing the police inspections, with data collected and forces inspected between March 2014 and June 2014.

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National report

Policing in Austerity: Meeting the Challenge

Press release

Press release for ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the Challenge’

Force revisit reports

Responding to austerity progress report: Bedfordshire Police

Responding to austerity progress report: Gwent Police

Responding to austerity progress report: Nottinghamshire Police

Force reports

Avon and Somerset – Responding to Austerity

Bedfordshire – Responding to Austerity

Cambridgeshire – Responding to Austerity

Cheshire – Responding to Austerity

City of London – Responding to Austerity

Cleveland – Responding to Austerity

Cumbria – Responding to Austerity

Derbyshire – Responding to Austerity

Devon and Cornwall – Responding to Austerity

Dorset – Responding to Austerity

Durham – Responding to Austerity

Dyfed-Powys – Responding to Austerity

Essex – Responding to Austerity

Gloucestershire – Responding to Austerity

Greater Manchester – Responding to Austerity

Gwent – Responding to Austerity

Hampshire – Responding to Austerity

Hertfordshire – Responding to Austerity

Humberside – Responding to Austerity

Kent – Responding to Austerity

Lancashire – Responding to Austerity

Leicestershire – Responding to Austerity

Lincolnshire – Responding to Austerity

Merseyside – Responding to Austerity

Metropolitan – Responding to Austerity

Norfolk – Responding to Austerity

North Wales – Responding to Austerity

North Yorkshire – Responding to Austerity

Northamptonshire – Responding to Austerity

Northumbria – Responding to Austerity

Nottinghamshire – Responding to Austerity

South Wales – Responding to Austerity

South Yorkshire – Responding to Austerity

Staffordshire – Responding to Austerity

Suffolk – Responding to Austerity

Surrey – Responding to Austerity

Sussex – Responding to Austerity

Thames Valley – Responding to Austerity

Warwickshire – Responding to Austerity

West Mercia – Responding to Austerity

West Midlands – Responding to Austerity

West Yorkshire – Responding to Austerity

Wiltshire – Responding to Austerity

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Cambridgeshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Chair of the Police Committee for the City of London’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Cheshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Cleveland police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Cumbria police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Derbyshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Devon and Cornwall police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Dorset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Dyfed Powys police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Essex police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Greater Manchester police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Gwent police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Hertfordshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Humberside police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Lincolnshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Merseyside police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

North Wales police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

North Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Northumbria police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Nottinghamshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Staffordshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Warwickshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

West Mercia police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

West Midlands police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

Wiltshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Meeting the challenge’

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