The Police Service is undergoing a period of substantial change, as the desire to maintain performance and public confidence in the face of significant cost reductions drives forces to find new, innovative ways of delivering services. This is challenging for forces and other key stakeholders, and is difficult to achieve without support. Today we are helping our clients cut costs while delivering at least ‘the same for less’ and, in a number of cases, ‘more for less’.
We recognise the need to support the Police Service in achieving its goals as efficiently and cost effectively as possible, while following a collaborative approach and prioritising skill and knowledge transfer to ensure that they do not become dependent on us. Our approach is to draw on our team’s deep subject-matter expertise and combine this with the range of capabilities across the firm, in order to provide practical and deliverable solutions that meet our clients’ needs.
Our experience includes working with the four Yorkshire and Humber police forces on regional collaboration, supporting the Metropolitan Police Service’s property strategy and delivery, developing a helping design a new policing operating model in Scotland, carrying out the evaluation of police workforce modernisation for the Home Office and maintaining a number of strong internal audit relationships with authorities. This wealth of experience is supported by the specific expertise offered by members of our team, which includes former senior police officers and government policy advisers. We are able to provide a range of services, from designing new operating models, to tax advice, to project management support. We tailor our responses and offer bespoke solutions to ensure that we are able to meet your needs.
Forces need to think more innovatively about service delivery, if they are to effectively remove costs without impacting detrimentally on performance.
Working together can help forces deliver a more cost-effective service, while also providing a more effective response to crime which increasingly transcends borders.
In order to plan effectively for the future, forces need to design their workforces based on expected demand, both in terms of size and capability. They also need to provide developmental opportunities to ensure that staff are appropriately skilled, save money and aid staff retention.
Police & Crime Commissioners implementation support
The introduction of PCCs in 2012 will mark a new era in policing, and it is essential that forces have the appropriate tools and support available to allow these individuals to deliver their roles successfully.