Nottinghamshire Police is one of ten police forces across the country which ‘requires improvement’ according to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

The report released by HMICFRS looked at the forward planning and efficiency of every police force across the country.

Notts police has been told in the report that it ‘requires improvement’ when it comes to how it uses its resources and how it plans for the future.

Forces which ‘require improvement’:

  • Dyfed-Powys
  • Bedfordshire
  • Humberside
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Nottinghamshire
  • North Wales
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire

Although the force did receive a ‘good’ rating when it came to understanding demand.

This is a result of the force “developing its understanding of those crimes which are less likely to be reported.”

The report stated that the Force could improve “how it manages, prioritises and filters demand. Sometimes… demand exceeds available resources, placing pressure on frontline officers.”

“best service possible”
Chief Constable, Craig Guildford

But Chief Constable Craig Guildford believes the force is well placed to tackle any issues of demand on resources which may come along.

“We remain committed to recruiting officers and staff, and investing in them, so that we have the right skills to effectively face any future challenges and provide the best service possible to Nottinghamshire,” he said.

Nottingham student George Hitchon, aged 20, believes that Nottingham police are more important than ever after his flat was burgled earlier this year.

He hopes improvements are made to the force so that he can feel safe in his home.

Audio: Crime victim George Hitchon describing his ‘unsettling’ experience.