Chief Constable Nick Adderley has published his second annual report on Northamptonshire Police as he begins his third year in charge of the Force.
The report highlights the achievements of the past 12 months, acknowledging the significant additional challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, while also looking ahead to what Northamptonshire Police will deliver for the communities it serves going into 2021.
Mr Adderley’s report points to a number of key steps forward during the past 12 months including:
The creation of a new and more effective policing model for the county based on two Local Policing Areas (Northamptonshire North and West)
The opening of a new state-of-the-art training centre, Giffard House, in Northampton
Record numbers of would-be officers applying to join Northamptonshire Police
Significant reductions year-on-year falls in certain crime types, notably burglary (31 per cent), vehicle crime (16.8 per cent) and theft (12.1 per cent)
Overall public confidence – measured in terms of victim satisfaction - in the service in Northamptonshire is at its highest level for nearly three years.
Mr Adderley also sets out in his report his ambitions for the next 12 months, working alongside the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold.
These include improving further the Force’s digital capabilities and focusing further additional resources on priority areas, in particular roads policing and knife crime.
And 2021 will also see a significant addition to the Force estate with the opening of a new joint police and fire facility near Wellingborough.
He states: “As I reflect on my second year as Chief Constable of this Force, I feel very proud of the efforts of all our people who have worked exceptionally hard again to serve the people of this county.
“This remains an exciting time for Northamptonshire Police and I am incredibly proud to be a part of it and to have the chance to meet so many members of the community, see the great work being delivered and to listen to the public as they talk so supportively of the Force."