The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall says she has ‘every confidence’ in Devon and Cornwall Police’s new Chief Constable to tackle issues identified by inspectors.
His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) graded the force’s performance across nine areas of policing and found the force was ‘inadequate’ in three areas, ‘requires improvement’ in two areas, ‘adequate’ in two areas and ‘good’ in two areas.
The inspectorate placed the force in its enhanced monitoring stage, Engage, in October and today publishes its full report 2021-22 Police Effectiveness Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) report.
In response Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, said: “Inspectorate reports assist me in my duty of holding the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of an efficient and effective police force.
“I have recruited a new Chief Constable, Will Kerr, to oversee necessary improvements and have every confidence that he will swiftly deliver the changes required to satisfy inspectors and the public we serve.”