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Two of our police forces have been praised for reducing crime and keeping people safe.
The force in Leicestershire was found to be "good" in all three areas but Nottinghamshire Police fell down on efficiency where it was rated "requires improvement".
The PEEL report said: "I am satisfied with most aspects of Nottinghamshire Police’s performance in keeping people safe and reducing crime.
"However, the force needs to continue to improve its efficiency in order to provide a consistently good service."
Julia Debenham has been named as the new assistant chief constable in charge of crime and operations by Leicestershire Police.
The force said Mrs Debenham, currently a chief superintendent, was appointed yesterday following a nationally advertised selection process.
She has been with the force for 26 years and last year played a major role in the investigation into an explosion at a shop in Leicester that killed five people.
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Leicestershire Police have been granted an extra £1m to tackle knife crime in the county.
The county's Police and Crime Commisioner Willy Bach said: "I’m relieved that our urgent calls for additional funding have been heard.
"This money is desperately needed and will increase our capacity to tackle knife crime and violence as early as this Easter weekend."
The central government grant received by the force is part of £100m which has been dedicated to tackling the issue.