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Our job is to protect the public and keep Nottinghamshire a safe place for people to live and work in and visit.

Internationally famous for Sherwood Forest, home of the Robin Hood legend, the principle of serving and protecting our communities remains just as true as it did back then.

The force has a dedicated workforce of just under 3,200 officers and staff, who are supported by a growing army of hundreds of Special Constables, cadets and volunteers.

Over the course of a typical day in Nottinghamshire, we:

  • deal with 966 incidents, of which 447 will require attendance
  • deal with 225 new crimes
  • make 56 arrests
  • solve 58 crimes
  • deal with 24 incidents flagged as being associated with people with mental health issues
  • attend 26 road traffic collisions
  • deal with 94 antisocial behaviour incidents
  • search for 11 people who had been reported missing
  • carry out 5.3 stop and searches

Policing in Nottinghamshire is divided into two thematic areas, known as Uniformed Operations, and Intelligence and Investigations.

Each of the two areas is headed by a Chief Superintendent who is responsible for the policing of the area, and the teams within them.

Nottinghamshire is also divided into a number of Neighbourhood Policing Areas, each of which is headed by a Neighbourhood Policing Inspector.

Each neighbourhood is policed by a dedicated team made up of police officers, special constables and police community support officers (PCSOs), alongside community protection officers or neighbourhood wardens employed by local councils.

Local policing is complemented by a range of support units and departments that operate across the force.

These include the control room, where staff answer 999 and non-emergency telephone calls, our roads policing section, criminal justice, crime investigation, force intelligence directorate, our dogs section, the forensics officers who work in our scientific support unit and the team that plans for major events and emergencies in Nottinghamshire.

To ensure we provide an efficient and effective service, our work is overseen by the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner and the Police and Crime Panel.

Located in the heart of England, the county is renowned for its sporting roots, including Trent Bridge Cricket ground, the Capital FM National Ice Arena, Meadow Lane, home to the world’s oldest football club Notts County, and the City Ground, home to former double European Cup winners Nottingham Forest.

We work closely with all of these attractions to ensure the thousands of tourists who visit Nottinghamshire each year have a safe and enjoyable visit.

With two universities, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University and New College in Nottingham (the second largest college in Europe), the city is home to more than 95,000 students.

Tel: 0300 500 80 80 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to noon)

Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account for the force's performance.