Norfolk police ‘outstanding’ at curbing crime

Charlie Hall, Deputy Chief Constable at Norfolk Constabulary with Lord-Lieutenant for Norfolk Richard W Jewson ANL-150403-165412001
Charlie Hall, Deputy Chief Constable at Norfolk Constabulary with Lord-Lieutenant for Norfolk Richard W Jewson ANL-150403-165412001

Police in Norfolk are ‘outstanding’ at reducing crime and anti-social behaviour according to a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

The force0 has been rated as ‘good’ following a recent inspection which looked at the overall effectiveness of the force; focusing on the way it prevents and investigates crime and anti-social behaviour, tackles serious and organised crime, managers offenders and protecting the vulnerable.

Inspectors judged the force to be ‘outstanding’ in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour and Norfolk was one of only three forces nationally to achieve this top grade.

The report, published yesterday, also highlighted ‘impressive’ partnership working with local authorities including councils and schools to help address community concerns and educate young people on how to stay safe.

Deputy Chief Constable Charlie Hall said “Reducing crime and keeping people safe is what policing is all about. Key to achieving this is preventing crime, reducing anti-social behaviour, supporting vulnerable victims and managing offenders; it’s vital we get this right.

“To have our work praised in this, the first graded assessment of the Constabulary’s overall effectiveness, is very pleasing and a credit to the dedication of our officers and staff who work tirelessly to keep the people of Norfolk safe.”

It is the second ‘good’ rating the force has received from the HMIC within a week after a report published on treatment of the public stated Norfolk was ‘fair and ethical’.

The HMIC PEEL effectiveness inspection is a national benchmarking exercise to judge how effective police forces are at keeping people safe and reducing crime.