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PCC welcomes Inspector's view that Bedfordshire Police is the most improved force in the country for Effectiveness
Just one year on from a finding by the police watchdog, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary & Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) which gave Bedfordshire Police a unique grading of ‘inadequate’, the Force has been acknowledged as the most improved in the country, by its new Inspector, Matt Parr.

Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway said: "Naturally I am delighted that our new HMI, Matt Parr, has confirmed to the Force that he sees Bedfordshire Police as having made the greatest improvement when it comes to Effectiveness, following last year’s report.

"It reflects the hard work and commitment of officers and staff, particularly in relation to the Force's response to those children who are looked after by local authorities but who frequently abscond. I feel it also much more accurately reflects an appreciation of Bedfordshire Police’s outstanding efforts in the area of community engagement which were exemplified by the Community Cohesion Thank you Dinner in February, attended by around 450 members of our communities, regardless of faith, age, culture and area.

"Bedfordshire Police will always do all in its power to address the areas for improvement highlighted in the reports of HMICFRS and this will be the case in relation to the feedback released today."