VIDEO: What inspectors of police cells did after a surprise visit to Thorpe Wood in Peterborough
The police cells in Peterborough received the clean health certificate after an inspection.
The unannounced inspection involved the troop's main detention rooms at Thorpe Wood in Peterborough and other police stations in Cambridgeshire.
While they still have concerns regarding the collaborative agreements for custodial services that lack sufficient accountability at the level of Providing higher officers, they were reassured that force is being used in custody was the proportionality – highlighting the processes as an example of good practice.
Assistant Chief Constable Dan Vajzovic said: "Overall, the inspection of HMIP and HMICFRS in Cambridgeshire Constabulary Custody Suite was positive.
" We welcome their recognition that we have a high level of care and concern for the most vulnerable people that we have to deal with and that through effective partnership engagement, we focus heavily on protecting and distracting vulnerable people from custody.
"We've worked hard since then At the last inspection in 2011, we focused on reducing the time children spend in police cells and protecting people with mental health problems.
" As a result of our work with the liaison and diversion service and the staff of mental health in our control room su We have the number Persons detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act are reduced as security. "
Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons and HM Police Inspector, Dru Sharpling, said:" We have found that the detained detainees were kept in fairly good physical conditions. It was clear that the employee culture remained healthy and we were generally impressed by the care and attention that the staff showed to the inmates. "
Overall, Peter Clarke and Dru Sharpling said:" We have found many positive features in the nature of custody. These services have provided good results for the detainees in a number of key areas.
"At a strategic level, however, we had concerns that the weaknesses identified in our 2011 inspection persisted, and that in practice the Community custody agreements exist Services do not provide sufficient accountability at senior civil servants' level Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
" Until this addressed, we believe that this is a block on the Freedom function Cambridgeshire still stay better. "
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