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Thames Valley Police

 

Thames Valley Police provides policing services to the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The police force area covers 2,216 square miles in the south east of England. Although there are some areas of deprivation, Thames Valley is generally affluent. Around 2.4 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Oxford and the towns of Milton Keynes, Reading, Aylesbury, Maidenhead and Slough. The resident population is ethnically diverse, with 15 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in, commute into, or travel through the area each year. The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Zoë Billingham is HMI for Thames Valley
  • 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

2,216 square miles

Population

2.41m people
up9% local 10 yr change

Workforce

94% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.06 per 1000 population
3.42 national level
down5% 10yr change in local workforce
down17% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
0.08 national level
up28% Local 5 year trend
up45% National 5 year trend

Cost

48p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

Thames Valley PCC

Anthony-Stansfeld-PCC-Thames-ValleyAnthony Stansfeld

 

Thames Valley Police

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Chief Constable John Campbell, appointed February 2019

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