Leicestershire Constabulary

Leicestershire Constabulary

Infobox UK Police
name= Leicestershire Constabulary
area= Leicestershire, Leicester, Rutland
start= 1967 (merger)
population= 0.9 million
size= 2,538 km²
officers= 2,311
title= Chief Constable
head= Matthew Baggott
divname= Local policing units
divno= 4
stations= 22
HQ= Enderby

web= [http://www.leics.police.uk/ Leicestershire Constabulary website]

Leicestershire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland in England. Its headquarters are at Enderby, Leicestershire.

The current Chief Constable is Matthew Baggott.


Leicestershire Constabulary was formed in 1839. In 1951 it amalgamated with Rutland Constabulary to form Leicestershire and Rutland Constabulary and in 1967 merged with Leicester City Police to form Leicester and Rutland Constabulary. After the Local Government Act 1972 came into force in 1974 it was once more renamed Leicestershire Constabulary.

In 1965, Leicestershire and Rutland Constabulary had an establishment of 748 officers and an actual strength of 659. ["The Thin Blue Line", Police Council for Great Britain Staff Side Claim for Undermanning Supplements, 1965]

Proposals made by the Home Secretary on March 20, 2006 would have seen the force merge with the other four East Midlands forces to form a strategic police force for the entire region. These plans were dropped in 2007. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4825524.stm BBC NEWS | Politics | Police forces 'to be cut to 24' ] ]

Local Policing Units

The local policing units for Leicestershire Constabulary are as follows

Central :

*City Centre - Belgrave Gate
*Spinney Hill Park (in the Highfields) - Formerly known as Asfordby Street
*Welford Road
*Hinckley Road
*Beaumont Leys
*Keyham Lane

*North West Leicestershire

*Oadby and Wigston


ee also

*List of police forces in the United Kingdom
*Policing in the United Kingdom

External links

* [http://www.leics.police.uk/ Leicestershire Constabulary website]

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