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Wiltshire Police get a 'good' for efficiency

December 12, 2016 3:55 PM

An inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, part of the army of civil servants who spend their time telling people how to do their jobs, has given the force a 'Good' rating.

In their report published in November 2016 they say there are no causes of concern and they make no specific recommendations.

However they do identify what they call an 'Area for improvement'. Here it is:

"Wiltshire Police should ensure that its understanding of the demand for its services and the expectations of the public is up to date by regularly reviewing its evidence base. This should be done alongside local authorities, other emergency services and partner organisations, to ensure that the force takes the necessary steps to meet current and likely future demand, including hidden demand."

It's not easy to translate this into English, but it seems to be telling our police to spend more time in the office number-crunching statistics and hence less time outside. Unless anyone has a better translation?

Report can be found on the HMIC website