PSAEW: ‘Taking Time for Crime’ report not surprising and further debate needed

In response to the publication by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary of their report 'Taking Time for Crime', The President Elect of the Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales Chief Superintendent Irene Curtis comments:

"This report contains no surprises about the disparate levels of support for operational officers and staff who are at the heart of delivering policing services to the public and we welcome the call for further debate on this important issue and support the emphasis on crime prevention.

Our Association will play a key part within the College of Policing to further enhance the professionalism of policing in the future and, whilst there is a need to be realistic in such times of austerity about the level of investment that will be available to the service, I have no doubt that the issues raised within this report will feature highly in the work of the College."

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The Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales is the sole representative body for the senior operational leaders in policing in the ranks of Superintendent and Chief Superintendent.