Report gives West Midlands Police ‘good’ rating

on March 2, 2017

West Midlands Police has been rated as good overall in a new report.

Issues such as the force’s tackling of issues such as tackling anti-social behaviour were highlighted in the PEEL Effectiveness report by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMIC).

It also added that there was good levels of reducing re-offending due to their “effective” projects to deter people from getting involved in crime.

Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe said: “We are pleased with the outcome of the report and that HMIC recognises the work that we are doing.”

HMIC also recognised that the force is well prepared to respond to an attack which requires an armed response, and praised a new crime recording process which ensures victims are regularly updated.

However, the report says that improvement is required in investigating some offences, recommending better risk assessment of domestic abuse victims and missing children.

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson added: “I recognise that there are improvements that need to be made to safeguarding and we will work in force to bring them out.

“I welcome this report showing that the West Midlands Police is effective at keeping people safe, preventing and reducing crime.”

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