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Police: Standards

Volume 507: debated on Wednesday 17 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what key performance indicators will be included in his Department’s league tables on the performance of police forces for 2009-10. (321829)

Following the 2008 Policing Green Paper, the Home Office no longer assesses the performance of police forces in England and Wales.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) launched their assessment of individual police forces (their ‘Police Report Card’) on 11 March for the period 2008-09. Future assessments of police performance will be published by HMIC.

The ‘Police Report Card’ draws information from the Home Office’s Analysis of Policing and Community Safety (APACS) performance indicators.

The technical guidance for the APACS indicators for 2009-10 can be found at:

http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/performance-and-measurement/Guidance_On_SPIs_for_APACS_1.html

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the performance tables for police forces in England and Wales for 2009-10 will be published. (321856)

[holding answer 12 March 2010]: Following the publication of the 2008 Policing Green paper, the Home Office no longer assesses the performance of police forces in England and Wales.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) launched their assessment of individual police forces (their ‘Police Report Card’) on 11 March and copies have been provided to the House Library.

Future assessments of police performance will be published by HMIC and can be found on their dedicated website at:

www.mypolice.org.uk