Dr Alan Billings A Yorkshire crime commissioner says a damning report on the state of British policing represents a “canary in the mine” for problems in other public services.
Inspectors from a Government watchdog warned yesterday that victims are being let down, criminal cases shelved and suspects left untracked as police fail to carry out basic functions.
The findings on police effectiveness prompted Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary to raise the alarm over the “potentially perilous” state of British policing. Dr Alan Billings, whose South Yorkshire force was judged to require improvement, admitted his was one of the forces which suffered as a result of “poor strategic leadership”.
‘Disappointed’ inspectors tell South Yorkshire Police it must improve
South Yorkshire Police must make ‘substantial’ improvements to keep people safe, according to national inspectors.
A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary into performance during 2016 judged the force as ‘requires improvement’ in three areas – crime prevention, investigation and protecting the vulnerable.