Police force praised
11.30am 09.10.07 - AVON and Somerset police has received recognition for its work across the district.
AVON and Somerset police has received recognition for its work across the district.
A joint report published today (Tues) by Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabularies (HMIC) and the Home Office has described the force as good at tackling crime and providing public protection.
The report looks at police performance across England and Wales in 2006 -2007.
In Avon and Somerset the detection rate has continued to rise over the past 12 months, and the percentage of offences brought to justice has been described as excellent.