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Cheshire Constabulary

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Andy Cooke is HMI for Cheshire.

This force is in the Northern HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Cheshire Constabulary, we made the following judgments:

the extent to which the force is effective at reducing crime and keeping people safe is good.

the extent to which the force operates efficiently and sustainably is good.

the extent to which the force treats the public and its workforce legitimately is good.

Read the full report for Cheshire Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

906 square miles

Population

1.07m people
up4% local 10 yr change

Workforce

94% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.42 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down7% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person
0.07 national level
up61% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend

Cost

51p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Cheshire Constabulary.

About the force

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.
What the force says

Connect with Cheshire Police

Cheshire Constabulary website

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website