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Gloucestershire Constabulary

Gloucestershire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Gloucestershire. The police force area covers 1,024 square miles in the south west of England. Although there are some areas of deprivation, Gloucestershire is generally affluent. Around 0.6 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its urban areas include the city of Gloucester, and the towns of Cheltenham, Tewskesbury and Cirencester. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for Gloucestershire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The constabulary is in the Wales and Western region

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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 ā€“ 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 ā€“ 2018/19

Force Area

1,024 square miles

Population

0.63m people
up8% local 10 yr change

Workforce

91% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.01 per 1000 population
3.42 national level
down16% 10yr change in local workforce
down17% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.08 national level
up18% Local 5 year trend
up45% National 5 year trend

Cost

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

Gloucestershire PCC

Martin Surl

Gloucestershire Constabulary

Chief Constable Rod Hansen, appointed in May 2017

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