Key National Priorities for Policing

Key National Priorities for Policing

The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2021 was implemented in May 2021. This Order provides that information relating to a police force’s performance against the Government’s published national priorities for policing, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) performance reports on the force, and complaint handling must be published.

(a) a statement on the contribution of the police force maintained by the elected local policing body to achieving improvements against those priorities;

The key national policing priorities are as follows;

Reduce murder and other homicides

Reduce serious violence

Disrupt drugs supply and county lines

Reduce neighbourhood crime

Tackle cyber crime

Improve satisfaction among victims – with a particular focus on victims of domestic abuse


Additional information on the key national policing priorities can be found by accessing the links below:

Letter from Crime and Policing Minister to PCCs – National Crime and Policing Measures 

National Crime and Policing Measures 

At present the performance against the key national policing priorities is not yet available as we are awaiting national publication but it will be published as soon as it is received.

(b) an explanation of which of the national priorities are assessed to be applicable and which not applicable in the context of the relevant police area and the reasons for that assessment.

An explanation will be provided as appropriate on publication on performance against the key national policing priorities.


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