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Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police provides policing services to the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. The police force area covers 980 square miles in the east midlands of England. Although there are some more affluent areas, Leicestershire has a high level of poverty. Around 1.1 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Leicester and the towns of Loughborough, Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray. The resident population is ethnically diverse, with 22 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by the very large number of university students and those who visit, socialise in, or travel through the county. The transport infrastructure includes rail stations and an airport.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Zoë Billingham is HMI for Leicestershire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The force 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 – 2018/19

Force Area

980 square miles

Population

1.09m people
up10% local 10 yr change

Workforce

94% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.06 per 1000 population
3.42 national level
down13% 10yr change in local workforce
down17% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person
0.08 national level
up44% Local 5 year trend
up45% National 5 year trend

Cost

47p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

Leicestershire PCC

Willy-Bach-PCC-LeicestershireLord Willy Bach

 

Leicestershire Police

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Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM, appointed in
June 2010

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