Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) carried out this Inspection in 2013 and reported on 18 July. The inspection was the third in a programme that looks at how all police forces are planning to meet the savings needed in their budgets. The July report found that “Surrey Police is making very good progress in meeting its financial challenge”. The PCC for Surrey, Kevin Hurley, recognises that officers and staff of Surrey Police have endured continuous change, sacrifice and uncertainty over the last few years to achieve the savings discussed in the HMIC report. He thanks them for their dedication and perseverance in continuing to do an excellent job in one of the most challenging, stressful professions there is. Whilst the organisation has changed around them, their hunger to do the right thing for the public and confront antisocial behaviour and crime has never wavered.
The HMIC reportscan be read here – Policing in Austerity: Rising to the Challenge
You can read the PCC’s full response to the report here – HMIC – Surrey PCC Response – Policing in Austerity