The Home Secretary today praised KPMG’s work with the Police Service.
Speaking at a joint KPMG-Reform conference in London, attended by 150 police and law enforcement leaders, Rt Hon Theresa May MP said: “KPMG has done some tremendous work over the last few years, in partnership with the Home Office, through the groundbreaking Operation Quest programme. Operation Quest has improved value for money and generated savings of more than one hundred million pounds per year, while at the same time driving improved frontline performance. “
“For the police, Quest has meant savings of, on average, £10 for every £1 invested. For the public, Quest has meant improved handling of their calls for help, better quality criminal investigations and more offenders brought to justice.”
Rosemary Scully, KPMG’s Global Lead Partner for Justice and Security said: “I’m delighted that the Home Secretary has praised Operation QUEST today. Officers and staff up and down the country who work tirelessly to transform their police forces to serve the public better will be encouraged hugely by her tribute.”
“The case studies presented today show law enforcement at its best – bold, radical, innovative and committed. They demonstrate it is possible to do more and better for less when the right type and level of support is provided during the early stages of the transformation.”
“The challenge we are facing is how every force and every agency can achieve similar transformation. Instead of asking how to do the same things quicker, cheaper, better, police leaders need to find the answers to a more fundamental and difficult question: How can we do new, better, quicker, cheaper things to serve the needs of the community best?”
Notes to editors:
KPMG’s work in policing is best known for Operation QUEST; a Home Office performance improvement programme which has been running since 2006. Over the last 5 years, QUEST has worked with 17 police forces, and has delivers over £100m of benefits each year. Further information on operation QUEST is available here:
More details on the case studies above can be found here:
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