Keeping people SAFER in my area is currently underfunded when measured against community desires and expectations. This applies across many parts of public service and has its versions in the public sector, supporting agencies, the third sector and from access to businesses in an affordable way for those who need commercial services.
I always welcome HMICFRS inspections for the value they bring independently testing the Constabulary and comparing best and good practice nationally.
Following a routine one-to-one update with the Chief Constable on topical issues it was good to engage with the senior force executive team of the Constabulary.
I am delighted that government (Sarah Newton Home Office Minister in parliament today) and HMICFRS (the report inspection of 10 forces not including Hampshire Constabulary) continue to make clear the priority that should be given for all of us to acknowledge the unacceptable presence of modern slavery in our communities.