An independent report published today by Her Majesty`s Inspectorate of Constabulary highlights that Essex Police is planning and using resources well now and for the future.
The report concludes that “Essex Police’s plans are credible, realistic and they are informed by a good understanding of the future challenges.”
Responding to the report, Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh said: “Essex is the lowest-funded police force in the country and over the last year we’ve dealt with 14% more 999 calls than the average force.
Despite those significant challenges of more demand and less funding, today’s report shows the public can have confidence that Essex Police is planning and using its resources – our people and our assets – efficiently and effectively.
Whether it’s telematics devices meaning we can use police cars more efficiently, the investment we’ve made in smart phones giving officers more time to fight crime, or the analysis and prediction of crime throughout the year meaning we can put our resources where they need to be most, this independent report demonstrates that we have effective plans today and in the future to keep the people of Essex safe.”