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STATEMENT: Latest HMICFRS ‘State of Policing’ report

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has released the ‘State of Policing: The Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales 2019’.

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, said: “I welcome the latest HMICFRS report on the state of policing across England and Wales. This detailed assessment of the role of police services highlights the challenges facing forces across the country.

“I am pleased to see Thames Valley Police remains rated as ‘Good’ for Effectiveness and Legitimacy by HMICFRS. This is unchanged since their last report in 2019. We continue to focus on areas which need improvement and welcome the suggestions made in the report. We have also seen the recruitment of an additional 151 officers, since November 2019, in the Thames Valley. I am excited for the positive impact this will have on frontline policing within the region.

“Now more than ever we have seen how important our officers are and we are pleased to hear that HMICFRS continues to support the role of police forces across the country. Our priority in the Thames Valley continues to be to support our local communities through reducing crime and catching those that commit it.”