The Police Efficiency report for 2017 has reported that Gloucestershire Constabulary has been marked as good overall for efficiently keeping the public safe and crime low.

The annual report focuses on a number of aspects of how the police perform their duties, including how well the force uses their resources and plans for the future.

Deputy Chief Constable Jon Stratford said: “We are pleased Her Majesty’s Inspectors have recognised the hard work which has gone into ensuring the Constabulary is well prepared for the future.

“This judgement reflects and recognises our understanding of current demands and the fact that we deploy resources to where they are needed most. The report also acknowledges that we have made efforts to understand that specific types of demand may be under-reported, such as hate incidents or crimes committed online”.

The main area cited for improvement was the process of selecting future leadership, which the report described as “encouraging, but needs to be developed further to ensure that leaders have the appropriate skills to match future demand”.

 

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