I welcome todays findings from HMIC
and have written to the chief constables and PCCs of the 13 suspended forces confirming that I have reinstated their membership of the scheme in full.
What is needed now is for Cleveland police officers and staff, the HMIC
and the IPCC to be allowed to get on with their jobs.
According to North Wales Police the HMIC
inspection on which the report was based took place in October 2015 with inspectors feeling control room operators could be more effective at identifying vulnerable callers.
It is the only police force in England and Wales that has received this judgment from HMIC
for this inspection and deserves to be commended.
While the report was largely positive, there were some areas where the HMIC
said work could be improved.
This is our second inspection report in a month by the HMIC
where we have been graded as being 'good' - and keeping people safe and reducing crime is obviously central to what we do.
HMI Wendy Williams said: "Following our assessment, HMIC
judged that Dyfed-Powys Police needs to improve how it keeps people safe and reduces crime.
In September last year HMIC
raised serious concerns about the way the force was approaching this kind of work, which was undermining the service it provides to children," said Mike Cunningham, HM Inspector of Constabulary.
West Midlands Police had to save PS146 million over four years, HMIC
There will be 6,600 fewer frontline police by the 2015 election, HMIC
said its findings did not necessarily mean the searches were unlawful, but it did suggest that the tactic was often used incorrectly, the report said.
The earliest record uncovered by HMIC
naming Savile in connection with a sexual abuse investigation is dated 1964, but officers failed to act on the intelligence received.