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Report shows Cambridgeshire Constabulary performing well

STRONG focus on the needs of victims.  Good at reducing crime and preventing offending. Strong relationships with partners. Effective leadership.   These are just some of the findings of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) first annual assessment of day-to-day policing by Cambridgeshire Constabulary which is published today (27th November 2014).

HMIC’s inspection, known as the PEEL assessment, looks at how effective and efficient each police force in England and Wales is in cutting crime, providing value for money, and delivering a service that is legitimate in the eyes of the public.

Sir Graham Bright, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire welcomed the report:  “I am particular pleased that HMIC has recognised the work that all those in the Constabulary do in support of both victims of crime and the vulnerable whilst at the same time maintaining a focus on those individuals who cause most harm to society.”

HMIC’s report covered day-to-day policing such as value for money, crime data integrity, corruption, and domestic abuse, with overall findings being positive. 

The Constabulary’s effectiveness was highlighted as being good at reducing crime, preventing offending and reducing anti-social behaviour, with neighbourhood policing teams having a strong identity and relationships with communities.

Strong partnership working was also highlighted as working well to tackle anti-social behaviour, deal with offenders and support victims.

HMIC Inspectors were impressed that the Constabulary is meeting funding challenges and is planning sensibly for the future, while providing an effective service to the public. 

Sir Graham added: “I would like to thank all those in the Constabulary and partners for their contribution to making Cambridgeshire a safer place, something that HMIC Inspectors recognised.  However, as highlighted by HMIC, there are many challenges ahead and there is always room for improvement.  I will continue to work with the Chief Constable to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the force through monitoring the progress of the Constabulary’s programme of actions to deal with areas such as domestic abuse and crime recording. We will learn lessons from the past and improve the prevention and detection in these, and other areas, to ensure the public continues to have confidence in policing.” 


Further information on PEEL assessments can be found at