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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Avon and Somerset police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’

Bedfordshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Cambridgeshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Chair of the Police Committee for the City of London’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Cheshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Cleveland police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Cumbria police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’

Derbyshire police and crime commissioner’s 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’ (PDF document)

Durham police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Dyfed-Powys police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’

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 document)

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

Lancashire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’

Leicestershire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Lincolnshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Merseyside police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

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

Nottinghamshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Suffolk police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Surrey police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

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 document)

West Midlands police and crime commissioner’s letter in response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

West Yorkshire police and crime commissioner’s response to ‘Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge’ (PDF document)

Force reports

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