The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2021 was implemented in May 2021. This Order provides that information relating to a police force’s performance against the Government’s published national priorities for policing, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) performance reports on the force, and complaint handling must be published.

The wording within the order is stated in blue with additional information provided where appropriate.

(a) annual report on the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of the police force maintained by the elected local policing body;

The most recent report on the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy of Suffolk Constabulary can be found by accessing the below link:

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS): PEEL Police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy 2018/19 – An inspection of Suffolk Constabulary (September 2019)

A copy of all HMICFRS and Inspection Reports relating to Suffolk Constabulary, including responses provided by the OPCC can be accessed via the below link:

All HMICFRS Audit and Inspection Reports

(b) summary assessment of the performance of the police force maintained by the elected local policing body.

We are currently awaiting Home Office Guidance as to what information is required. Further information will be published as soon as it is received.