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Warwickshire Police


Warwickshire Police provides policing services to the county of Warwickshire. Warwickshire is generally affluent. The police force area covers 763 square miles in the west midlands of England. Around 0.6 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the towns of Warwick, Nuneaton and Rugby. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit 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): Wendy Williams is HMI for Warwickshire
  • HMIC region: The force is in HMIC’s Wales and Western region

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PEEL Assessment

This is HMIC’s second assessment of the effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy with which Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire Police is effective at keeping people safe and reducing crime requires improvement.

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

The extent to which Warwickshire Police is legitimate at keeping people safe and reducing crime requires improvement.

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 Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire

There are currently no announced inspections scheduled.




Key facts

Force Area

763 square miles


0.55m people 7% local 10 yr change


80% frontline 78% national level
2.7 per 1000 population 3.6 national level
21% change in local workforce since 2010 15% national change since 2010

Victim-based crimes

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


46p per person per day local 55p per person per day national

Police and crime plan priorities

Warwickshire Police and Crime Objectives:

  1. Reduce crime and disorder
  2. Protect the public from harm
  3. Deliver an efficient and effective police force for Warwickshire
  4. Empower local communities to prevent crime and disorder
  5. Meet the requirements of the Strategic Policing Requirement (SPR)
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To reduce crime and disorder we will primarily tackle alcohol misuse, cyber crime, rural crime, business crime and integrated offender management. To protect the public from harm we will focus on violence against women and girls, safeguarding and support for victims. Delivering an efficient and effective police force is being ensured through the Strategic Alliance with West Mercia, as well as scrutinising police integrity. Local communities are being empowered through our engagement strategy, which ensures a meaningful dialogue between the public and their PCC. We are fulfilling the Strategic Policing Requirement by working with regional partners.

Warwickshire PCC

Philip Seccombe

Warwickshire Police


Chief Constable Martin Jelley, appointed in
April 2015

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