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National priorities for policing

The National Priorities for Policing were introduced by the Government in 2021. The priorities are specified by the Government in the National Crime and Policing Measures. The aim of the national measures is to complement existing local priorities set out in the Thames Valley Police and Criminal Justice Plan 2021-25. The Police and Crime Commissioner has included all national priorities in his current Police and Crime 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 Commissioner is required to provide a statement on the contribution of Thames Valley Police (TVP) in achieving improvements against these national priorities. However, some external benchmarking data used to inform the statement is currently unavailable - the PCC will seek to publish a more detailed statement in due course. 

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 found here (as of May 2022).

HMICFRS reporting

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 here (published 28 April 2022).

Complaints handling

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:

IOPC Complaints Data 20/21

PCC Annual Complaints Data Report 20/21