A NEW report has branded Thames Valley Police ‘good value for money’.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) inspected and rated all 43 police forces in the UK for legitimacy, effectiveness and efficiency. Earlier this year the same watchdog published a critical report calling out TVP for not investigating a call from a suicidal woman and labelled the force inadequate at recording crimes.

In the latest report, which is not a reinspection, the force have been rated 'outstanding' – the top mark – for efficiency, which is marked by looking cash spent and how they meet demands using resources.

The force were also 'required improvement' for investigating crime and reducing re-offending.

The newest report, for this year's grading, will be published next week.