Specified Information Order
National Crime and Policing Measures
The National Priorities for Policing were introduced in 2021 and are aligned to the Government’s Beating Crime Plan. The aim of the national measures is to complement existing local priorities set out in our Thames Valley Police and Criminal Justice Plan 2021-25. The Police and Crime Commissioner has included all national priorities in his current Police and Criminal Justice Plan.
The key national policing priorities are:
- Reduce murder and other homicide
- Reduce serious violence
- Disrupt drugs supply and county lines
- Reduce neighbourhood crime
- Improve victim satisfaction with a focus on victims of domestic abuse
- Tackle cyber crime
The PCC has to provide a statement on the contribution of Thames Valley Police in achieving improvements against these priorities. Some external benchmarking data used to inform the statement is currently unavailable and the PCC will seek to publish a more detailed statement when possible.
In the meantime, the latest performance update on the force’s progress against the PCC’s Police and Criminal Justice Plan – which includes an overview of TVP’s progress against the National Crime and Policing measures – can be read on website (as of January 2024).
Digital Crime and Performance Pack
His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service (HMICFRS) developed the Digital Crime and Performance Pack (DCPP).
The DCPP brings together already published data about police performance to improve transparency and accountability. The DCPP shows the performance of all 43 police forces in England and Wales against the priority measures outlined in the Government’s Beating Crime Plan.
This initial launch covers homicide, serious violence and neighbourhood crime. The DCPP will be updated with the latest published data every quarter.
HMICFRS has published dashboards for homicide, serious violence and neighbourhood crime. To view Thames Valley’s performance in these areas please follow this link.
PCCs are required to publish the most recent HMICFRS force-level report on the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the police force (also known as PEEL reports). It also requires PCCs to publish the summary assessment of the performance of the police force.
In 2021/22, HMICFRS inspected how well Thames Valley Police performed in ten areas of policing. Most of these areas were then graded as outstanding, good, adequate, requires improvement or inadequate.
Read the latest assessment of Thames Valley Police (published 28 April 2022).
PCCs must publish the most recent Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) quarterly complaints data for their force and the IOPC annual statistics report, alongside a narrative setting out how the PCC is holding the chief officer to account, and the PCC’s assessment of their own performance in carrying out their other complaints handling functions.
These can be found below: