Stephen has responded to the latest report on Norfolk Constabulary by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which focused on Core Business including crime prevention, police attendance and the use of police time.
The report found the force has a strong culture of preventative policing, is clear about how it responds to calls from the public and has a good understanding of demand. However, inspectors concluded that the use of mobile technology was limited.
Following the publication of the report Stephen said: “There is much to welcome in this report. Norfolk Constabulary is one of the leading forces in demonstrating an evidence-based approach to allocation of resources, which is critical when you are faced with increasing pressures on your budget.
“The Constabulary is able to show it understands the demands on its resources and where they need to be deployed to be most effective. This puts the force in a good position during difficult times.
“Attendance at crimes for example is way above the national average and I congratulate the force on its strong culture in preventative policing. I would however like to see more use of mobile technology, something which the inspectors highlight.”