The annual assessment by Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, recognised that while the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces has improved, they needed to be better at planning for future demand.
In its most recent assessment Devon and Cornwall Police was rated as ‘Good’ in planning for the future.
Ms Hernandez said: “I accept the findings of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies and recognise the need to effectively plan for the future of policing.
“Policing is changing, crime is changing and policing in Devon and Cornwall is evolving to meet new challenges. It’s why we’re increasing officer numbers, driving efficiency with our strategic alliance with Dorset and working harder than ever to connect with our communities to keep them safe.”