PCC responds to HMIC Leadership report
“I welcome the HMIC assessment of the capacity and capability of leadership within Essex Police.”
“I am pleased that HMIC found that the Essex Police Chief Officer team has a clear sense of the force’s priorities and that the Chief Constable has been described as having a “positive impact on the force”.
“However the report acknowledges that Essex Police has further work to do in ensuring the workforce fully understands the force’s priorities and I know the Chief Constable is committed to ensuring this happens.
“Hard work by Essex Police is underway in improving its crucial work in the priority areas of tackling child and domestic abuse and dealing with vulnerable people, while still tackling the many demands that are made on it day by day. I am closely involved in reviewing the plans for this work and my staff are monitoring the implementation. The Chief Constable and his senior team are leading that work with commitment, but the changes needed have to reach every part of the force and it will take time to see the results of that investment.”
Nick Alston, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex