PCC welcomes the findings of an inspection of police custody provision

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Tim Passmore, has welcomed the findings of an inspection of police custody provision in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Inspectors found strong governance arrangements, streamlined custody provision and highlighted a genuine emphasis and understanding around protecting vulnerable people and diverting them from custody.

Cause for concern was identified in two areas, firstly around the governance and oversight of use of force in custody and secondly around the compliance, in some areas, with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) legislation and codes of practice.

Inspectors from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) visited Norfolk and Suffolk unannounced in May this year.

To read the full report, visit the HMICFRS website.