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Kent PEEL 2018

Efficiency

How efficiently does the force operate and how sustainable are its services to the public?

Last updated 01/05/2019
Outstanding

Kent Police operates efficiently and provides services that it can maintain in the long term.

The force is outstanding at future planning. It understands how demand is likely to change. It uses a range of data and works closely with partner organisations to do this.

Kent Police communicates really well with the public. The force understands what matters to people. It knows what skills it needs to provide a good service.

The force has a good financial and people plan. It is good at identifying and supporting future leaders.

In 2017, we judged Kent Police as outstanding at meeting current demands and using resources.

Questions for Efficiency

1

How well does the force use its resources to meet the demand it faces?

Outstanding

This question was not subject to detailed inspection in 2018/19, and our judgment from the 2017 efficiency inspection has been carried over.

2

How well does the force plan for the future?

Outstanding

Kent Police is outstanding at planning for the future. It understands trends in demand and is good at predicting these. It works closely with academic institutions and partner organisations to do this. The force invests in projects that will save it money and help it provide better services.

The force is really good at communicating with the public. This means it understands what matters to the public. It knows what skills it needs to respond to this. The force has clear priorities and a good financial and people plan. It is good at identifying and supporting future leaders.

Detailed findings for question 2