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Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion has welcomed a key official report, which shows West Mercia Police has improved it’s service to the public in the last year.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has released ‘effectiveness’ reports for all police forces in England and Wales today. West Mercia Police has improved its overall rating to ‘good’, with inspectors noting that the force is focused on helping victims, protecting vulnerable people and has improved its work around serious and organised crime.

West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “I promised our communities I would deliver improvements in this key area and I have kept that promise. Our communities are getting a better service now than they were a year ago.”

“However, this initial improvement is just the first step forward. This progress needs to be sustained and seen as the base which we now build from, rather than what we settle for. There is undoubtedly still progress to be made and improvements to be achieved in order to deliver communities that are safe and feel safe. I will be pushing to ensure the force delivers on this in the weeks and months ahead.”

“I am grateful for the hard work and professionalism of the force’s officers and staff who have made this improvement a reality.”

To read the report in full, please visit the HMIC website.