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Cheshire Constabulary

Cheshire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Cheshire. The police force area covers 905 square miles and a coastline of approximately 67 miles in the north west of England. Although there are some areas of marked affluence, Cheshire is generally poor. Around one million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Chester and the towns of Warrington, Crewe and Macclesfield. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise, or travel through the county each year. The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Michael Cunningham is HMI for Cheshire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The constabulary is in the Northern region

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HMICFRS’ role in inspecting this force

HMICFRS 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

905 square miles

Population

1.04m people 5% local 10 yr change

Workforce

74% frontline 78% national level
3.3 per 1000 population 3.6 national level
14% 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

47p per person per day local 55p per person per day national

Cheshire PCC

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David Keane

 

Cheshire Constabulary

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Temporary Chief Constable Janette McCormick, appointed in
August 2017

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