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Staffordshire Police

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for Staffordshire.

This force is in the Wales and Western HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Staffordshire Police, we made the following judgments:

the extent to which the force is effective at reducing crime and keeping people safe is good.

the extent to which the force operates efficiently and sustainably is good.

the extent to which the force treats the public and its workforce legitimately is good.

Read the full report for Staffordshire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,049 square miles


1.14m people
up4% local 10 yr change


91% frontline police officers
92% national level
2.71 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down20% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
0.07 national level
up29% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


46p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Staffordshire Police.

About the force

Staffordshire Police provides policing services to the county of Staffordshire. The police force area covers 1,048 square miles in the midland of England.

Although there are some more affluent areas, Staffordshire has a high level of poverty.

Around 1.1 million people mainly live within the urban centres which include the city of Stoke-on-Trent and the towns of Burton-upon-Trent and Stafford. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in, or travel through the area each year.

The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

What the force says

Connect with Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police website

Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s website