Chair welcomes findings of College of Policing review


PUBLISHED 15 Feb 2022

IN News

Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair Liz Groom has welcomed a fundamental review of the College of Policing.

The review aimed to set out a new vision to improve leadership, standards and professionalism in the service to help cut crime, boost confidence and keep the public safe.

It was carried out last year and has now been published.

The Federation contributed to the review, setting out its views on behalf of members on:

Liz said she will be “watching with interest” to see how the college addresses the challenges the review has highlighted.

She said: “On behalf of our members, the Federation fed into the review giving our views on a range of areas.

“It’s in the interests of everyone in policing for a strong college to play a key role in the development of officers and the service.

“We’ll be watching with interest to see how the college moves forward and takes on the challenges it faces.”

Those challenges include:

The review has set out three key priorities:

Lord Herbert, College of Policing chair, said: “Police officers and staff do an incredible job in difficult circumstances and deserve to have a strong professional body alongside them, support them with better training, professional development and the evidence of what works to cut crime.

“The police service faces myriad challenges, from its relationship with black communities and how it protects women, to the need to respond to ever-changing crime threats. The culture within policing is under the microscope, with questions being asked about leadership and professionalism.

“The college must take a lead role in helping policing meet these challenges, but it cannot achieve the necessary cultural change on its own. The review shows there is appetite from the rest of the service to work with the college to help policing meet the high standards the public rightly expect.”