Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed a national report that rates the force's vetting and counter corruption work as 'good'.
Commissioner Caroline Henry has also vowed to do "everything in her power" to make sure the report's recommendations are implemented in a continuing bid to increase trust and confidence.
She said: "I have today read HMICFRS’s report on vetting, misconduct and misogyny in policing. I was pleased to note that Nottinghamshire Police’s vetting and counter corruption work was rated as ‘good’ by the Inspectorate, and see that this positively reinforces the excellent work of the Force’s Professional Standards Department to be even more robust in rooting out corruption and serious misbehaviour. I acknowledge and embrace the report recommendations and wholly support the need to ensure that general vetting standards for police officers and staff are raised. Through my accountability role, I will do everything I can within my power to support the Force’s adoption and implementation of the report recommendations.
"I am aware that Nottinghamshire Police is proactively looking at the recommendations, which provides early assurance. I believe that by ensuring that demonstrating robust vetting standards and effective handling of misconduct is critical to repairing the trust and confidence in the key relationship that policing holds with the public: that of policing by consent. Our public, communities and individual victims of crime must be able to have confidence in the response and support that the police can provide to them and I will be working with Nottinghamshire Police to monitor how they are gripping this report’s recommendations and putting them into practice."
You can find the report here- An inspection of vetting, misconduct, and misogyny in the police service - HMICFRS (justiceinspectorates.gov.uk
Posted on Wednesday 2nd November 2022