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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.

About Nottinghamshire

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.

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.

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

How Nottinghamshire Police is structured

The current structure for Nottinghamshire Police’s local policing and crime command has been in effect since Tuesday 2 April 2018.

Following a period of consultation internally and with key strategic partners and stakeholders, Chief Constable Craig Guildford approved the proposal to move towards a more geographic force model that provides dedicated policing services for the city and county, based in the communities they serve.

The structure also re-affirms the earlier commitment made by the Chief Constable, and Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping to increase the number of frontline constables with many of the additional officers being committed to supporting elements of the new structure.

Many of the principles of the structure have come about following the Police and Crime Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan announced in early 2018, providing an additional £2.8 million for our 2018/19 budget to be invested in 80 additional officers. The plan also recognises public concerns about issues such as knife crime and crime in rural areas, with investment towards resources and equipment for both, alongside providing dedicated teams to target prison investigations, modern slavery, cyber crime and mental health triage.

You, the public, will see the benefit of the geographic focus with dedicated area commanders overseeing the neighbourhood policing teams, response officers, integrated offender management, prisoner handling teams, and detectives that include a dedicated burglary team.  The geographic policing areas will be headed by Superintendent Andrea Baxter (City) and Superintendent Ian Roberts (County).

Each neighbourhood area will also include dedicated schools officers to deliver sessions on topics such as antisocial behaviour, cyber security, online abuse and bullying, along with other topics that are of specific interest or relevance to that area.

Of our structure, Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: "By moving to a more geographically-focused local policing model provides us with the opportunity for our officers in neighbourhoods, response and local investigations to work more closely together and more effectively to tackle those issues of most concern to our communities as identified in the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan. This reinforces our commitment to neighbourhood-based policing.

“We are also now additionally able to have dedicated officers looking into priority areas, such as knife crime and rural crime, and supports the pledge made by myself and the Police and Crime Commissioner to continue increasing the number of police constables for Nottinghamshire."

A copy of the force's structure is available download here:

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

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