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HMICFRS: State of Policing The Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary 2019 (thematic inspection)

Response from: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Hampshire

The state of policing report provides an opportunity for review and reflection throughout 2019, the challenges and successes across all 43 forces. Here in Hampshire we recognise the need to do more to help keep our communities safe. We strive for closer working with boarder and regional forces to ensure good communication and intelligence is shared though it does come with it challenges, but the desire to improve is easily evidenced.

Keeping ahead of the crime curve when the adaptability of those criminals utilising both technology and opportunity continues to put our investigatory capacity to the test, it is because of the dedication of those here in Hampshire we can deliver and support those who need it. We do not shy away from those complex cases, but the real test is delivering the service we can be on the resources made available. Headway is being made on the planning for the officer uplift and welcoming those new recruits over the coming years.

We continue to work with the force and partners on crime prevention, ensuring the right messages are being delivered by better understand the needs of our residents across communities here in Hampshire.

The long term impact of COVID-19 and its demand upon policing continues to evolve as the pandemic takes it course.  We already see, hear and experience the changing nature of the demands upon policing, added with the global public health emergency the force and our communities are navigating through add to the diverse nature policing continues to face.



While no recommendations were made from this report, reviewing key areas and recommendations from the PEEL inspection year 2019/20, here at the OPCC we will continue to monitor the forces performance, support where needed and scrutinise key areas in the public’s interest.