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 (PDF document, 2 MB)

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 (PDF document, 851 kB)

Bedfordshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 898 kB)

Cambridgeshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 883 kB)

Cheshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 867 kB)

City of London – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 1 MB)

Cleveland – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 825 kB)

Cumbria – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 834 kB)

Derbyshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 873 kB)

Devon and Cornwall – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 818 kB)

Dorset – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 837 kB)

Durham – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 825 kB)

Dyfed-Powys – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 856 kB)

Essex – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 848 kB)

Gloucestershire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 870 kB)

Greater Manchester – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 863 kB)

Gwent – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 869 kB)

Hampshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 844 kB)

Hertfordshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 868 kB)

Humberside – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 848 kB)

Kent – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 823 kB)

Lancashire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 858 kB)

Leicestershire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 876 kB)

Lincolnshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 869 kB)

Merseyside – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 853 kB)

Metropolitan – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 857 kB)

Norfolk – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 864 kB)

North Wales – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 851 kB)

North Yorkshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 839 kB)

Northamptonshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 874 kB)

Northumbria – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 810 kB)

Nottinghamshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 869 kB)

South Wales – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 847 kB)

South Yorkshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 861 kB)

Staffordshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 878 kB)

Suffolk – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 847 kB)

Surrey – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 846 kB)

Sussex – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 843 kB)

Thames Valley – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 868 kB)

Warwickshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 881 kB)

West Mercia – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 871 kB)

West Midlands – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 881 kB)

West Yorkshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 857 kB)

Wiltshire – Responding to Austerity (PDF document, 851 kB)

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Get the police and crime commissioners’ responses to the report

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’ (PDF document)

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

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

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’ (PDF document)

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

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’ (PDF document)

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’ (PDF document)

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

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

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

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

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

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’ (PDF document)

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’ (PDF document)

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’ (PDF document)

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

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