Following the HMIC annual PEEL assessment, Michael Lane commented:
“HMIC have judged Hampshire Constabulary as good in many areas. Those areas that HMIC have identified as requiring improvement give a helpful indicator for focus for the Hampshire Constabulary Chief Constable and for me, on behalf of the community, in what will keep residents even safer and protect them from the greatest threats and risk of harm.
“I am paying close attention to the areas identified by the HMIC and the Constabulary’s strategy for the future to ensure it provides the safest options for the communities I serve.
“I welcome the acknowledgement by Zoe Billingham, our inspector, that the force has moved quickly to address her concerns and that it continues to provide a good service to the communities of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton.
“I will always respect the work of HMIC and the quality assurance they provide through their professional understanding of the nature of the business they are inspecting, and also as people who see a wide range of delivery in other environments.”