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HMICFRS inspection to be discussed at next Performance and Accountability Board

PCC Mark Shelford’s next Performance and Accountability Board (PAB) will focus on Avon and Somerset Police’s latest assessment by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

The live broadcast will take place at 4pm on Wednesday 12 April for 30 minutes on Facebook Live.

The broadcast will then be uploaded to the PCC’s website.

HMICFRS Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy Inspection (PEEL) is the single most important assessment that residents see regarding how their local policing service is performing.

The PCC will be putting questions to Chief Constable Sarah Crew focusing on the grades awarded to Avon and Somerset Police and how the force will improve in the areas that were identified as ‘requires improvement.’

“When the PEEL inspection grades were announced last month, I was delighted that Avon and Somerset Police had been graded outstanding for their work in ‘engaging with and treating the public with fairness and respect’.

“However, I am aware that local people will want to know how the policing service will sustain this work and, most importantly, improve in the areas that have been highlighted as still requiring improvement.

“Such areas include investigating crime, recording data about crime, responding to the public and managing offenders. I will be asking the Chief Constable what urgent steps are being taken to make positive change in these areas of work.”

PCC Mark Shelford