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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.

We are proud that crime across Nottinghamshire is currently at its lowest level since 1977.

Nottinghamshire Police is also ranked in the top 10 forces nationally for overall customer satisfaction.

This success is largely due to our dedicated workforce of just under 4,000 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

  • respond to 645 incidents
  • deal with 204 new crimes
  • make 76 arrests
  • solve 58 crimes
  • search for 13 people who had been reported missing
  • stop and search 15 people

Policing in Nottinghamshire is divided into two areas, known as divisions - City Division and County Division.

Each of the two divisions is headed by a Chief Superintendent, known as the Divisional Commander, who is responsible for the policing of the area.

Each division is sub-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.



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