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Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police provides policing services to the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire. The police force area covers 2,292 square miles with approximately 150 miles of coastline in the east of England. Although there are some more affluent areas, Lincolnshire has a high level of poverty. Around 0.7 million people live in a mainly rural setting. Its urban areas include the city of Lincoln and the small towns of Boston, Grantham, Skegness and Spalding. The resident population is increased by university students and those who visit or travel through the county.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Zoë Billingham is HMI for Lincolnshire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The force is in the Eastern 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 – 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 – 2019/20

Force Area

2,293 square miles


0.761m people
up8% local 10 yr change


93% frontline police officers
92% national level
1.98 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down34% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person
0.07 national level
up62% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


43p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

Lincolnshire PCC

Marc Jones

Lincolnshire Police

Chief Constable Chris Haward, appointed in
December 2020

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