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Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police provides policing services to the county of Wiltshire. The police force area covers 1,346 square miles in the south west of England. There are areas of deprivation and areas of affluence in Wiltshire. Around 0.7 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. Its numerous small urban areas include the city of Salisbury and the town of Swindon. The resident population is increased by the large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year.

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  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for Wiltshire
  • HMICFRS policing region: The force is in the Wales and Western region

Contact Wendy Williams

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

1,346 square miles

Population

0.72m people
up8% local 10 yr change

Workforce

93% frontline police officers
92% national level
2.87 per 1000 population
3.42 national level
down13% 10yr change in local workforce
down17% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

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

Cost

44p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

Wiltshire PCC

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Wiltshire Police

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Chief Constable Kier Pritchard, appointed in January 2018

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