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My response to HMIP’s report into custody provision


‘I welcome today’s report into custody provision in Cambridgeshire by HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICFRS) and am pleased it reflects the good levels of care and concern for people coming in to custody.

“The report highlights the commitment of officers and staff in making sure those coming into custody are treated with respect, as well as working in partnership with other services to make sure vulnerable people are diverted into more appropriate services.

“I recognise that there is still work to be done, particularly around the collaborative arrangements for custody services however it is reassuring that the practices used in Cambridgeshire have been highlighted as examples of good practice.”

“As Police and Crime Commissioner, I also manage a team of Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) who make unannounced visits to custody suites across the county and provide me with regular feedback on how detainees are being treated.  I am satisfied that, together with the findings of this report, people in custody are being well looked after.”