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HMICFRS is consulting on our proposed fire and rescue services inspection programme

Please give us your views by 5pm on Friday 29 November 2019.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Cambridgeshire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Cambridgeshire. The police force area covers 1,309 square miles with in the east of England. Although there are some areas of deprivation, Cambridgeshire is generally affluent. Around 0.8 million people mainly live the urban centres which include the cities of Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough. This resident population is ethnically diverse, with 10 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by students who study in the area’s universities and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

Read more about this area

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Zoë Billingham is HMI for Cambridgeshire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The constabulary is in the Eastern region

Contact Zoë Billingham (e-mail address)

HMICFRS’s 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

1309 square miles

Population

0.85m people 11% local 10 yr change

Workforce

87% frontline
2.68 per 1000 population
17% change in local workforce since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.08 per person
Local 5 year trend

Cost

41p per person per day local

Cambridgeshire PCC

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Jason Ablewhite

 

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

CAM-CC-alec-wood-20151013 Chief Constable Nick Dean, appointed in September 2018

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