In the Media

Best, worst police forces named

PUBLISHED June 14, 2004

The best and worst performing police forces in England and Wales have been named by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) for the first time.

Inspectors graded the 43 forces from poor to excellent in 23 activities ranging from reducing crime, such as burglary, to reassuring the public.
Cleveland Police on Teesside was the worst force, according to the tables. Lancashire Constabulary emerged as best, scoring 'excellent' in seven of sixteen assessments and good in eight.