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Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Norfolk. The police force area covers 2,077 square miles with approximately 100 miles of coastline in East Anglia. Although there are some highly affluent areas, Norfolk has a high level of poverty. Around 0.9 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its distinct and generally small urban areas include the city of Norwich, as well as the towns of Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in, or travel through the county each year. The transport infrastructure includes an airport and sea ports.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Zoë Billingham is HMI for Norfolk
  • HMICFRS policing region: The constabulary 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

2,079 square miles

Population

0.908m people
up7% local 10 yr change

Workforce

93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.13 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down7% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
0.07 national level
up44% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend

Cost

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

Norfolk PCC

Giles Orpen-Smellie

Norfolk Constabulary

Chief Constable Simon Bailey QPM, appointed in October 2013

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