Police custody in Cheshire – positive and professional
Police custody staff in Cheshire dealt with detainees positively and professionally, said Nick Hardwick, Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.
The inspection was part of a national programme of joint inspections of police custody. It looked at three custody suites operating 24 hours a day: Blacon (Chester), Middlewich and Runcorn. The inspection indicated a generally good approach. Some improvements were identified but staff were engaged and detainee welfare was prioritised.