Northamptonshire Police


Northamptonshire Police
Northamptonshire Police
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Area covered
Area Northamptonshire
Size 2,364
Population 640,000
Operations
Formed 1966 (merger)
HQ Wootton Hall, Northampton
Officers 1,400
Divisions 2 (Territorial and Crime and Justice Command)
Stations 9
Chief Constable Adrian Lee
Website www.northants.police.uk

Northamptonshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England.

The force area amounts to 914 square miles (2,370 km2) and has a resident population of 642,708. The force is divided into two Basic Command Units, each headed by a Chief Superintendent: Territorial (which includes uniformed policing) and Crime and Justice Command (which includes CID, Major Crime and Public Protection). Police officer strength amounts to 1,400 officers.[citation needed]

The position of Chief Constable is held by Adrian Lee, who was appointed in October 2009.[1] The Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) is Suzette Davenport, and the two Assistant Chief Constables (ACC) are Andy Frost (Operations) and Martin Jelley (Territorial).[2]

The Northamptonshire Police Authority is formed of 17 members: 9 councillors, 2 justices of the peace, and 6 independent members.[3]

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History

Northamptonshire Constabulary was formed in 1840. On 1 April 1966 it merged with Northampton Borough Police to form Northampton and County Constabulary, becoming Northamptonshire Police from 1 January 1975.

In 1965, Northamptonshire Constabulary had an establishment of 442 officers and an actual strength of 387.[4]

Proposals made by the Home Secretary on 20 March 2006 would have seen the force merge with the other four East Midlands forces to form a strategic police force for the entire region.[5] These proposals were later shelved.

References

  1. ^ "Chief Constable Adrian Lee". Northamptonshire Police. http://www.northants.police.uk/default.aspx?id=10. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Command Team". Northamptonshire Police. http://www.northants.police.uk/default.aspx?id=4. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Northamptonshire Police Authority - Members". Northamptonshire Police Authority. http://www.northants.police.uk/policeauthority/default.aspx?id=193. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  4. ^ The Thin Blue Line, Police Council for Great Britain Staff Side Claim for Undermanning Supplements, 1965
  5. ^ "Police forces 'to be cut to 24'". BBC News. 20 March 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4825524.stm. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 

See also

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

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