College of Policing response to the HMICFRS State of Policing report
Chief Constable Mike Cunningham, College of Policing CEO, said:
“Today’s report is testament to the dedication of officers and police staff across England and Wales who have performed well overall despite reduced resources and increasing and changing demands.
“An investment in police numbers alone will not be enough to meet the future demands we face as a service. Investment is needed in how officers and staff are developed throughout their careers to create a consistent national standard of policing across the country. The public will benefit by receiving the same level of service regardless of where they live and officers and staff can be confident that they are trained to the same standard as their colleagues elsewhere in the country.
“The challenges set out in the report reinforce the requirement for a continued and determined approach to officer and staff wellbeing. There is a clear need for greater collaboration and coherence across the system, with everyone fulfilling their responsibilities to prevent crime and protect the public.”