- Lincolnshire Police
Infobox UK Police
name= Lincolnshire Police
Lincolnshire(excl. N. and N. E. Lincs)
population= 750,000Fact|date=February 2008
size= 5,921 km²
officers= 1,234Fact|date=February 2008
budget= £108.6Fact|date=February 2008
title= Chief Constable
head= Richard Crompton
divno= West, East and South
stations= Lincoln, Gainsborough, Market Rasen, Sleaford, Skegness, Louth, Boston, Mablethorpe, Grantham, Spalding, Stamford (Also a large number of smaller sub-stations, referred to as "boxes")
web= [http://www.lincs.police.uk/ www.lincs.police.uk]
Lincolnshire Police is the
Home Officepolice force covering the non-metropolitan countyof Lincolnshirein the East Midlandsof England. Despite the name, the force's area does not include North Lincolnshireand North East Lincolnshire, which are covered by Humberside Policeinstead.
In terms of
geographic areathe force is one of the largest in the United Kingdomcovering 2,284 square miles. The population of the area covered by the force is 646,000Fact|date=February 2008.
Chief Constableis Richard Crompton. Lincolnshire Police Authorityhas 9 councillors, 3 justices of the peace, and 5 independent members.
The force has an establishment of about 1,200
police officers. The countyis divided into three divisions for the purposes of policing. These are the East Division (covering Boston, Skegness, Mablethorpe, Louth and Horncastle) of which Skegness is the Divisional Headquarters, West Division (covering Lincoln, Gainsborough, Market Rasen, Sleaford) of which Lincoln (West Parade) is the Divisional Headquarters and South Division (covering Grantham, Spalding and Stamford) of which Grantham is the Divisional Headquarters).
Sleaford was moved from the South Division to the West Division in 2006 under plans to bring Policing areas in line with Local Authority Areas.
Lincolnshire Constabulary was formed in 1856 under the
County and Borough Police Act 1856. [http://www.lincs.police.uk/getFile.asp?FC_ID=109&docID=177] Several other borough police forces used to exist in the county, but these were eventually combined with the Lincolnshire force. Under the Police Act 1946, Boston Borough Policeand Grantham Borough Policewere merged, while Lincoln City Policeand Grimsby Borough Policewere absorbed under the Police Act 1964. Lincolnshire lost part of its area to the new Humberside Policein 1974.
In 1965, the force had an establishment of 918 officers and an actual strength of 883. ["The Thin Blue Line", Police Council for Great Britain Staff Side Claim for Undermanning Supplements, 1965]
Proposals made by the
Home Secretaryon March 20, 2006would have seen the force merge with the other four East Midlandsforces to form a strategic police force for the entire region. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4825524.stm BBC NEWS | Politics | Police forces 'to be cut to 24' ] ] These proposals were ended by John Reid in June 2006. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5095730.stm BBC NEWS | Politics | Reid delays police merger plans ] ] The police authority received £287,600 from the Home Officefor costs of preparing the ill-fated merger.
In 2008 the Lincolnshire Police Authority was unable to balance its books. They claim that they receive a grant from the government which is insufficient to provide efficient policing in Lincolnshire, due to the unfavourable working of the formula used by the government to assess police grants. The government does not agree. The authority decided to recoup the difference by making a massive 79% increase in its precept (the portion of
Council Taxpayable to the Police Authority). The government has announced its intention to "cap" this demand. [ [http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/Police-chiefs-to-fight-capping.3937351.jp Police chiefs to fight capping on tax] "Stamford Mercury"]
* Laurence Byford (former Chief Constable) - father of
Arthur Troop- police sergeant who started the International Police Associationon 1 January 1950, with initial resistance from his superiors. [ [http://en.ipa-iac.org/en_history.htm History of the International Police Association] ]
* Richard Crompton
Chief Constableappointed June 2008 [ [http://www.lincs.police.uk/index.asp?locID=44&docID=1695 New Chief Constable] "Lincolnshire Police"] , Deputy Chief Constable2 August 2004 [ [http://www.lincolnshire-pa.gov.uk/pages/viewPR.asp?ID=13 Lincolnshire Police Authority Appoints New Deputy Chief Constable] "Lincolnshire Police Authority"] to June 2008
* Tony Lake
Chief Constableappointed 24 September 2003 [ [http://www.lincolnshire-pa.gov.uk/pages/viewPR.asp?ID=2 Lincolnshire Police Authority Appoints New Chief Constable] "Lincolnshire Police Authority"] , retired June 2008
* Richard Childs QPM
Chief Constableappointed 1998, retired Autumn 2003
* J P Bensley
Chief Constable(in post 1993)
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* [http://www.lincs.police.uk Lincolnshire Police]
* [http://www.lincolnshire-pa.gov.uk/pages/viewPR.asp?ID=73 Lincolnshire Police Authority explain their big increase in Council Tax 27 February 2008]
* [http://boar.org.uk/ariwxo3LSCBul04.htm Lincolnshire Special Constabulary in 1940]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/5167854.stm Six Boston policemen resign in July 2006]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4164198.stm Illegal surveillance led to court cases being dropped]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4420711.stm Mother-of-three dies of hypothermia, leading to negligence charges]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4678451.stm Nightsafe Initiative]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4536407.stm Investigating UKIP]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/4504069.stm CS gas used on driver who didn't wear a seat belt]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/3357707.stm Policeman refused when trying to buy a sausage roll]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/730735.stm 50th year of International Police Association]
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