The annual report reflects on the achievements and progress made against the Police and Crime Plan.
Community Policing: One Team - One Approach
Wiltshire Police introduced the Community Policing model in 2016.
The Community Policing Teams, which are at the heart of the local policing model, build strong connections with our communities which empowers them to solve safety problems with partners at their earliest stages.
In 2019, the organisation critically assessed the CPT frontline model, comparing and contrasting both the local and national picture. As a result, Wiltshire Police conducted a review into how community policing is delivered in our county to make sure it evolves to meet the changing demands on policing in the 21st Century.
The CPT Operational Improvement Programme was established to implement improvements to the delivery of Operational Policing. This strand focused on delivering Neighbourhood Policing, whilst ensuring that the configuration of Public Protection Units and Criminal Investigations Departments are optimal and driving our workforce towards identifying and mitigating threat, harm, risk and vulnerability. The improvement plan was co-ordinated under 12 workstreams:
- CPT Model
- CPT Shift Pattern
- Investigative Standards
- Beat profiles
- Neighbourhood training
- Response Training
- Analytical capability and Qliksense
- Tasking Team
- Roles profiles, expectations and toolkits
- Early Resolution Unit (ERU)
- Force Investigative Model (FIM)
A new Optimal Model for the delivery of Community Policing within Wiltshire has two variants, one for Swindon and one for the Wiltshire County and is structured as follows:
The CPT Area Briefings provide a local performance overview as well as the list of the local priorities.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) independently assesses the effectiveness and efficiency of police forces.
One of the ways it does this is through the PEEL annual assessment which all forces are subjected to. Forces are assessed on their effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy and graded as outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.
Police and Crime Commissioners have a legal duty to respond to reports produced by HMICFRS for their force.
The aim of the Estates Strategy is to see the cost of running the Force's HQ and other buildings reduced by 20 per cent by 2021.
The strategy will involve a major investment at several key locations to provide buildings fit for 21st Century policing.
Force Management Statement
A force management statement (FMS) is a self-assessment that Chief Constables prepare and give to HMICFRS each year.
Quarterly Performance Reports
The Police and Crime Commissioner provides a summary performance report to the Police and Crime Panel against his Police and Crime Plan priorities four times a year. These reports can be viewed on the Police and Crime Panel website. Due to the outbreak of the global pandemic, the format of these reports was changed to focus on Performance Overview by exception.