The National Police Chiefs' Council have responded to the report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service on police performance, published Friday 7 July.
National Police Chiefs’ Council Vice Chair, Chief Constable Rachel Swann, said:
“This report into police performance raises a number of concerns which have an impact on policing’s ability to deliver the high quality service our communities rightly expect and deserve.
“It particularly highlights the importance of data in driving performance and we look forward to working with forces to explore how we can best make use of data to monitor, evaluate and most importantly, improve, the core functions of policing.
“The report also recognises wide ranging innovation and best practice from our police officers and staff across the UK, demonstrating positive change for the future and celebrating the talent we have within our workforce.
“We know that trust and confidence must be earned, and we remain resolute in our commitment to drive up standards and prioritise tackling the crimes and issues which have the greatest impact on those we serve.