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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.

Read more about this area

  • 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

Contact Wendy Williams (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

1024 square miles


0.63m people 7% local 10 yr change


84% frontline
2.87 per 1000 population
17% change in local workforce since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.08 per person
Local 5 year trend


47p per person per day local

Gloucestershire PCC

Martin-Surl-PCC-GloucestershireMartin Surl

Gloucestershire Constabulary


Chief Constable Rod Hansen, appointed in May 2017

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