Norfolk PCC Stephen Bett has welcomed the latest report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which focuses on how effective police forces are at protecting the vulnerable and supporting victims.
On receiving the report from the inspection of Norfolk Police, Stephen said: “As the Victims’ Champion for Norfolk this report makes welcome and reassuring reading. It is particularly encouraging to see that, for Norfolk Constabulary, protecting and supporting vulnerable people is not just a priority on paper– but in practice.
“The inspectors say that ‘strong leadership from both the constabulary and the PCC ensures that protecting vulnerable people is a priority’, which I hope gives people confidence that victims in Norfolk are well supported and remain our priority.
“It is heartening to read that police officers and staff understand the importance of assessing and managing risks to victims, especially the most vulnerable such as children and victims of domestic abuse and that protecting vulnerable people is the focus of everyday policing in Norfolk.
“There are clearly areas for improvement highlighted by the inspectors, which I know the Constabulary recognises, and there is work to do. However, the overall conclusion is that Norfolk Constabulary is good at protecting vulnerable people and there is a very strong commitment to doing so across the force – which is hugely welcome. ”
To read HMIC’s report from its inspection of Norfolk Constabulary, visit the HMIC website.