The Home Office has published formal reports relating to the assessment of performance of police forces in England and Wales and of Staffordshire police specifically. The most recent Police Performance Assessments were published in October 2006 covering annual data to March 2006. These assessments combine the robust evaluation of data collected by the force and through the British Crime Survey with the results from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) evidence-based qualitative inspections. Forces are assessed across seven policing areas to provide a thorough, balanced and realistic assessment of its ability to tackle crime and disorder.
In these assessments Staffordshire gained a ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ grading in each of the seven policing performance areas, as demonstrated in the following table
Assessment Reducing Crime Good Stable Investigating Crime Excellent Stable Promoting Safety Good Stable Providing Assistance Excellent Stable Citizen Focus Excellent Improved Resource Use Excellent Stable Local Policing Good Stable
The overall delivery grading highlights the force’s position in relation to the policing in other forces with similar socio-demographic conditions and indicates that Staffordshire is performing above its peer group. Further detail on these assessments can be found at:
Further details on HMIC’s assessment of Staffordshire police’s ability to tackle crime can be found at: