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Police: Standards

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department against how many statutory performance indicators police forces are being assessed against in 2009-10. (294426)

Following the changes announced in the Policing Green Paper in 2008, indicators within APACS are no longer statutory, but are set for each year following consultation with the National Policing Board, which includes tripartite partners. For 2009-10, 36 performance indicators are in APACS, but the Home Office does not make any assessment of police forces against those with the exception of the remaining single top down target relating to public confidence.

Her Majesty’s inspectorate of constabulary (HMIC) are now responsible for making assessments of police forces and publishing them, drawing on the APACS data set and other information as necessary.