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Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police provides policing services to the county of Northamptonshire. The police force area covers 913 square miles in the east midlands of England. Although there are some more affluent areas, Northamptonshire has a high level of poverty. Around 0.7 million people mainly live in the urban centres which includes Northampton. 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): Zoë Billingham is HMI for Northamptonshire
  • 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

Force Area

913 square miles


0.74m people 10% local 10 yr change


87% frontline
2.77 per 1000 population
23% change in local workforce since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.09 per person
Local 5 year trend


43p per person per day local

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

stephen-mold-pcc-northamptonshireStephen Mold

Northamptonshire Police

Nick AdderleyChief Constable Nick Adderley

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