A RESPONSE has been issued by Gloucestershire police after they were placed in special measures. 

Gloucestershire police were one of only six to be placed in these measures following an inspection. 

Their response

A spokesperson for the force said: "The Constabulary was subject to the PEEL HMICFRS inspection programme in early 2021 and was one of the first forces to be inspected under a new framework. 

"Our report was published in October 2021 and whilst it identified a number of areas of good performance there were also other, important areas, where our performance was inadequate. 


"These areas, as would be expected, led to us being escalated from the ‘scan’ tier of inspection with HMICFRS and into ‘engage’.  

"In the twelve months since we have made substantial progress on improvements and will continue to do so with energy and pace.  

"Whilst the engage process holds forces to account we have found it to be a supportive step that gives access to additional subject matter expertise from bodies such as the College of Policing.  

"Since being advised of our move into the engage phase we have welcomed and embraced the opportunities it presents to make improvements comprehensively and sustainably. "