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Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police provides policing services to the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire. The police force area covers 2,292 square miles with approximately 150 miles of coastline in the east of England. Although there are some more affluent areas, Lincolnshire has a high level of poverty. Around 0.7 million people live in a mainly rural setting. Its urban areas include the city of Lincoln and the small towns of Boston, Grantham, Skegness and Spalding. The resident population is increased by university students and those who visit or travel through the county.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Zoë Billingham is HMI for Lincolnshire
  • HMIC region: The force is in HMIC’s Eastern region

Contact Zoë Billingham

HMIC’s role in inspecting this force

HMIC independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

Key facts

Force Area

2292 square miles

Population

0.73m people 9% local 10 yr change

Workforce

83% frontline 78% national level
2.1 per 1000 population 3.6 national level
33% change in local workforce since 2010 15% national change since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.04 per person 0.06 national level
Local 5 year trend National 5 year trend (no change)

Cost

41p per person per day local 55p per person per day national

Lincolnshire PCC

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Marc Jones

Lincolnshire Police

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Chief Constable Bill Skelly, appointed in
February 2017

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