Norfolk police praised in report

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Norfolk Police have been praised as a high performing force after being assessed for police efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has branded the force as “outstanding” in the key policing responsibility of reducing crime and preventing offending. The police were also judged as “good” at investigating offending and tackling anti-social behaviour.

The HMIC also recognised a “very strong” focus on victim care and in our work to identify and protect the most vulnerable people in our society, including victims of domestic abuse, child abuse and human trafficking.

Assistant chief constable Sarah Hamlin said: “We have worked tirelessly to identify and achieve the savings imposed by public sector cuts, and it is gratifying to note that HMIC feel we are performing ‘exceptionally well’ in reducing costs while maintaining the service.The report overall is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our officers, staff and volunteers.”