I have uploaded the three reports released today by HMIC on anti social behaviour.
They are ASB: The public perspective, ASB: The HMIC Summary Inspection Report and ASB: The Cardiff University Study.
They can all be found in the Agency Reports section of my website
All make fascinating reading. However, the service (and Sir Denis) has been in this particular bit of territory many times over. The acid test of his, and HMIC’s, wake up call to the service, will be whether any of this beautifully researched and presented ‘window on reality’, actually translates into better understanding, better training and better service delivery at both the tactical and strategic levels.
For ASB or any other aspect of policing to succeed in the new operational and financial climate it must deliver and be assessed against three key criteria. Does what we intend to do deliver a better service, a cheaper service and better results. Not one of the three, not two, but all three criteria must be met. If they aren’t, then you really have to question the thinking behind the proposal. Equally essential is asking whether the services that you currently deliver have been assessed to see if they could be better, cheaper and more effective. The days of delivering legacy products without regular scrutiny that takes account of the changing context are long gone.
When you get right down to it, the ultimate test of Sir Denis and HMIC’s work on ASB will be, what will change for Mrs Miggins as a result of these reports and when will she notice?
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- How much anti social behaviour is there around here? Well, there’s an app for that…
- ASB: HMIC The public perspective
- ASB: HMIC – Rethinking the policing of ASB
- ASB: HMIC Summary Inspection Report
- HMIC response to the Green Paper