- Norfolk Constabulary
Norfolk Constabulary Common name Norfolk Police Logo of the Norfolk Constabulary. Motto Our Priority is You Agency overview Formed 1839 Preceding agencies
- Norwich City Police
- Great Yarmouth Borough Police
Employees 8,350 Volunteers 271 Annual budget £131.3 million Legal personality Governmental: Government agency Jurisdictional structure Operations jurisdiction* Police area of Norfolk in the country of England, UK Map of police area Size 5,371 km² Population 850,800 Legal jurisdiction England & Wales Governing body Norfolk Police Authority Constituting instrument Police Act 1996 General nature Operational structure Headquarters Wymondham Constables 1,849 (of which 271 are special constables) Police Community Support Officers 274 Agency executive Phil Gormley, Chief Constable Website www.norfolk.police.uk Footnotes * Police area agency: Prescribed geographic area in the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.
Norfolk Constabulary is the territorial police force responsible for the county of Norfolk in England. As of March 2009 the force had a strength of 1,668 police officers, 243 Special Constables, 277 PCSOs and just over 1,300 police staff.
Norfolk Constabulary was founded in 1839 under the County Police Act 1839, and was one of the first county forces to be formed.
In 1965, it had an establishment of 636 officers and an actual strength of 529.
In 1968 it amalgamated with Norwich City Police and Great Yarmouth Borough Police to form Norfolk Joint Constabulary. In 1974 it returned to the name Norfolk Constabulary.
Proposals made by the Home Secretary on 20 March 2006 would see the force merge with neighbouring forces Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Suffolk Constabulary to form a strategic police force for East Anglia. The Norfolk Police Authority was enthusiastic for the merger, but the neighbouring forces were not. With the announcement in July 2006 by the Home Office that the principle of merger was under review, the Norfolk Constabulary announced their intention to recruit a permanent Chief Constable, a process that they had delayed while merger was likely.
Officers killed in the line of duty
The Police Memorial Trust lists and commemorates all British police officers killed in the line of duty, and since its establishment in 1984 has erected over 38 memorials to some of those officers.
Since 1900, the following officers of Norfolk Constabulary are listed by the Trust as having been killed while attempting to prevent, stop or solve a criminal act:
- PC Charles William Alger, 1909 (shot)
- PC Robert Craig Orr McLaren, 1981 (his vehicle crashed during a police pursuit)
- A Movable Rambling Police: An Official History of Policing in Norfolk, by Brian David Butcher (Includes black-and-white photographic plates).
- ^ a b c d e http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/performance-and-measurement/performance-assessment/assessments-2007-2008/norfolk
- ^ http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/police-reform/Police-strength-Mar09?view=Binary
- ^ The Thin Blue Line, Police Council for Great Britain Staff Side Claim for Undermanning Supplements, 1965
- ^ BBC NEWS | Politics | Police forces 'to be cut to 24'
- ^ Norfolk Constabulary :: Welcome
- ^ http://www.policememorial.org.uk/Forces/Norfolk/Norfolk_Roll.htm
- ^ Detail from A Movable Rambling Police published by the Norfolk Constabulary and printed in King's Lynn in 1989 with no ISBN
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- 'Beatwise', Norfolk Constabulary's youth website for teenagers between 13-18.
- 'Wisekids', Norfolk Constabulary's youth website for children aged between 7-12.
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