New report finds Norfolk police “outstanding” at reducing crime

Police officers arrested a man in Great Yarmouth for carrying a samurai sword. Picture: Ian Burt

Police officers arrested a man in Great Yarmouth for carrying a samurai sword. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Norfolk police has been rated as 'good' in a new report by her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.

The report looked at the overall effectiveness of the constabulary and the way it prevents and investigates crime.

It was one of just three forces nationally to be judged as 'outstanding' at reducing crime and anti social behaviour.

Deputy chief constable Charlie Hall said: 'Reducing crime and keeping people safe is what policing is all about. Key to achieving this is preventing crime, reducing anti-social behaviour, supporting vulnerable victims and managing offenders. It's vital we get this right.

'To have our work praised in this, the first graded assessment of the constabulary's overall effectiveness, is very pleasing and a credit to the dedication of our officers and staff who work tirelessly to keep the people of Norfolk safe.'

The report, published today, also highlighted 'impressive' partnership working with local authorities including councils and schools to help address community concerns and educate young people on how to stay safe.

Following the review into overall effectiveness, which included focus groups and interviews with officers and staff and partners, inspection of case files and data, the report concluded:

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· Norfolk Constabulary is outstanding at preventing crime, anti-social behaviour and keeping people safe.

· It works extremely well with partner organisations to keep people safe and tackle anti-social behaviour at a strategic constabulary-wide level and in local neighbourhoods.

· It has directed significant resources to preventative work.

· It is actively involved in an impressive range of joint working arrangements.

· It is focused on identifying and supporting vulnerable victims and has invested heavily in this area.

· It investigates crimes effectively.

· It has a good understanding of serious and organised crime and is working well to tackle this.

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