West Midlands Police Federation has welcomed a watchdog inspection report that grades the Force as ‘good’ in terms of its effectiveness at keeping people safe and reducing crime. But Tom Cuddeford, interim chairman of the Federation branch which represents the Force’s constables, sergeants and inspecting ranks, says the report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) also highlights some areas of concern and identifies that the Force needs to improve the way in which it protects those who are vulnerable from harm and supports victims.
Paul Ford, lead on domestic abuse for the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: 'We fully support all the recommendations in the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report into domestic abuse. The Police Federation of England and Wales, together with the College of Policing, has worked tirelessly to improve investigative training for all officers in this critical area of public safety.
Steve Williams, Chair, Police Federation of England and Wales, says:
In this joint review, HMIC and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) found that while significant effort has been made in recent years to improve efficiency in both the custody and criminal justice process, there are still a number of issues identified in past reports on this subject which continue to generate delays in processing cases. Tom Cuddeford Deputy Chair asks for any views or concerns to feedback.
Responding to publication today of the HMIC report ‘Policing in austerity: One year on’, Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, says:
Responding to publication of the report, Tom Cuddeford, Deputy Chair of the West Midlands Police Federation says. Read the Press Release.
The HMIC has today published its Rules of Engagement report relating to the August riots. Below is the link to the press release and report
Commenting on the publication today of the Report by HMIC, Without fear or favour: A review of police relationships, Paul McKeever, Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, says:
Today HMIC have published a report entitled ‘Adapting to Austerity’
Sir Denis O'Connor says it will be 'very difficult' for the police front line to remain intact as budget cuts start to bite.