Staffordshire Police


Staffordshire Police

Infobox UK Police
name= Staffordshire Police
area= Staffordshire
start= 1968
population= approx. 1,062,500
size= 2,713
officers= 2,309
title= Chief Constable
head= Chris Sims
divname= Divisions
divno= 4
stations= 19
HQ= Cannock Road, Stafford






web= [http://www.staffordshire.police.uk Staffordshire Police]

Staffordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands of England. It is made up of four territorial Divisions; Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffs., Chase and Trent Valley.

Staffordshire Police Authority has 9 councillors (drawn from both Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council), 3 justices of the peace, and 5 independent members.

A combined force covering Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, called Staffordshire County and Stoke-on-Trent Constabulary was established on January 1, 1968, as a merger of the Staffordshire County Police and Stoke-on-Trent City Police. This force lost areas to the new West Midlands Police in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 and adopted a shorter name. [http://www.knowledgenetwork.gov.uk/HO/CircularsOld.nsf/0/E339E6817A8A83C080256D7300428038/$file/Home%20Office%20Circular%20008%20-%201968.pdf]

Under proposals made by the Home Secretary on February 6, 2006, it would merge with Warwickshire Constabulary, West Mercia Constabulary and West Midlands Police to form a single strategic force for the West Midlands region. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4685952.stm] However presently these plans appear to have been postponed.

Staffordshire Police is one of three forces involved in the Central Motorway Police Group

The Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police is currently Christopher Sims who was appointed in July 2007, following on from the retirement of David Swift. Swift was Deputy Chief Constable for the force before replacing previous incumbent John Giffard in early 2006 firstly in an acting capacity and finally confirmed in the post substantively late in 2006.

ee also

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

External links

* [http://www.staffordshire.police.uk/ Staffordshire Police]
* [http://www2.staffordshire.gov.uk/policeauthority/ Staffordshire Police Authority]


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