Police and Crime Commissioner under scrutiny following ‘inadequate’ rating for Thames Valley Police

The Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel (PCP) is holding the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner to account following the publication of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) where Thames Valley Police Force was rated as ‘inadequate’ for failing to report thousands of reported crimes each year.

Thames Valley Police Force was shown to have not recorded over 35,000 crimes a year – about one in every five reported to it – including rape, violent assaults and domestic abuse.

Cllr Trevor Egleton, Chair of the PCP said: “Whilst I am disappointed with the findings I am pleased that the HM Inspector of Constabulary has been encouraged by the immediate steps the Force has taken in response to these findings and that they have developed a plan to address these concerns, we will be scrutinising the Police and Crime Commissioner in how he has held the Chief Constable and the Force to account on this at their next meeting on 20 April 2018.”

The Panel meeting starts at 11am and will be held at Aylesbury Vale District Council.