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Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police provides policing services to the county of Nottinghamshire. The police force area covers 834 square miles in the east midlands of England. Although there are some more affluent areas, Nottinghamshire has a high level of poverty. Around 1.1 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Nottingham, as well as the towns of Mansfield and Newark-on-Trent. The population is ethnically diverse, with 11 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by university students and the large number who visit, socialise in, or travel through the area each year. The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

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

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PEEL Assessment

This is HMIC’s second assessment of the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy with which Nottinghamshire Police keeps people safe and reduces crime. PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) gives you information about how your local police force is performing in several important areas. It does this in a way that is comparable both across England and Wales, and year-on-year.

The extent to which Nottinghamshire Police is effective at keeping people safe and reducing crime is good.

The extent to which Nottinghamshire Police is efficient at keeping people safe and reducing crime is good.

The extent to which Nottinghamshire Police is legitimate at keeping people safe and reducing crime is good.

This year, for the first time, we have assessed leadership across the force. The assessment has led to a narrative rather than graded judgment, which is summarised below.

Read more about my assessment of Nottinghamshire Police’s performance this year, including where I would like to see improvements next year.

Find out more about your force's annual assessment

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.

Inspections in Nottinghamshire

There are currently no announced inspections scheduled.





Key facts

Force Area

834 square miles


1.12m people 7% local 10 yr change


73% frontline 78% national level
3.3 per 1000 population 3.6 national level
15% change in local workforce since 2010 15% national change since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person 0.05 national level
Local 5 year trend (no change) National 5 year trend (no change)


48p per person per day local 55p per person per day national

Police and crime plan priorities

Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Plan has seven distinct priority areas.  These range from the provision of appropriate support to victims, witnesses and vulnerable people; improving criminal justice processes; tackling crime and ASB; reducing the impact of drugs and alcohol; prevention initiatives; tackling organised crime and spending taxpayers’ money wisely.

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The Plan has been shaped by communities, businesses, partners, victims of crime and local people and recognises that people want to feel safe in their homes and streets. Its priorities will be achieved through law enforcement, crime prevention initiatives and by bringing communities, the voluntary sector and relevant agencies together to jointly address collective problems.
Emphasis on the management of prolific offenders; anti-social behaviour; rural and wildlife crime; road safety; shoplifting; and appropriate care, not custody, for those with mental health problems is designed to deliver safer communities, improved confidence and value for money policing services.

Nottinghamshire PCC

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Nottinghamshire Police


Chief Constable Sue Fish, appointed in June 2016

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