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The force says...
Staffordshire Police serves more than 1.1m people across a geographic area of 1,000 square miles ranging from the rural areas of Staffordshire Moorlands to major urban areas such as Stoke-on-Trent (which accounts for just over 20% of the population), Tamworth, Cannock and Burton-upon-Trent. Staffordshire includes some of the region’s busiest roads networks, including the M6.
The force is facing sustained high levels of demand with the number of people contacting Staffordshire Police via emergency and non-emergency methods continuing to increase. Overall recorded crime is also increasing showing a clear reflection of the ending of Covid-19 restrictions.
The force is tackling increases in serious violent crime and domestic abuse, as well as growing vulnerability and complexity across all crime types including child abuse and exploitation.
In June 2022, the force moved to a new local policing model which increases the number of officers working locally throughout the county. The force now has ten local policing teams, each with a dedicated Chief Inspector and Inspector, local neighbourhood officers and PCSOs, local response officers and dedicated problem solvers working within bespoke Harm Reduction Hubs. The changes have been made to enable officers to respond quicker to emergencies; develop enhanced local knowledge in order to solve problems and work more closely with partners; have more time to investigate and provide a high-quality, consistent and caring service for victims of crime.
This is supported by investment in the force’s public protection departments, focused on the most serious and complex crimes, as well as in the force contact centre to ensure a responsive and effective service with varied channels for public contact.
The force has set out its priorities for the next 12-18 months to; ensure safe and confident communities; develop an exceptional workforce; develop active and productive partnerships and build an outstanding organisation.
Disclaimer: the above statement has been prepared by Staffordshire Police. The views and information in it are not necessarily those of HMICFRS.