This is the fourth Force Management Statement (FMS) that Lincolnshire Police has produced. It represents the largest annual piece of work that the Force undertakes to comprehensively understand the demand that it is likely to face, and its ability to meet that demand, both in terms of the resources required to do so, but also their condition and capability.
The completed FMS is a critical document to both HMICFRS and the Force. For HMICFRS, it forms part of their evidence of Lincolnshire Police’s understanding of demand as part of the Police Effectiveness Efficiency and Legitimacy (PEEL) assessment.
For the Force, it is an essential document in corporate planning; providing important information that the organisation needs to incorporate into its future delivery plans and change programme.
Deputy Chief Constable Julia Debenham said: “The FMS is an important document that helps to inform our planning, and for us to assess demand.
“It forms part of the ongoing work that’s integral to us understanding the best places for us to put our resources.
“In doing so, we make sure that we are meeting the Chief Constable’s key priorities for the Force: stopping crime and anti-social behaviour, keeping people safe from harm, and helping those in need.
“We’ve continued to see more officers join the Force as part of the national Uplift programme, which will give us more resilience. The FMS, and our continual analysis and planning, helps us to make decisions on where those resources should be placed.”
Download the full Force Management Statement, below.
What is a Force Management Statement?
A Force Management Statement (FMS) is a self-assessment that the Chief Constable must prepare and provide to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies & Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) each year.
It is the Chief Constable’s statement and explanation of:
The demand we face now and expect to face in the next four years;
How we will change and improve our workforce and other assets to cope with that demand;
How we will improve efficiency to make sure the gap between future demand and future capability is as small as it can reasonably be; and
The money the force expects to have to do all this.
The FMS is part of the integrated PEEL assessment carried out by HMICFRS which covers the areas of efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy in policing.