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Cambridgeshire Constabulary

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Roy Wilsher is HMI for Cambridgeshire.

This force is in the Eastern HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Cambridgeshire Constabulary, we made the following judgments:

Recording data about crime, protecting vulnerable people, developing a positive workplace, and good use of resources were judged to be good. Preventing crime, treatment of the public, and managing offenders were judged to be adequate. Investigating crime and responding to the public were judged to be requiring improvement. Disrupting serious organised crime was judged to be inadequate. No areas were judged to be outstanding.

Read the full report for Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,311 square miles


0.86m people
up8% local 10 yr change


93% frontline police officers
92% national level
2.90 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
down1% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
0.06 national level
up13% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


48p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

About the force

Cambridgeshire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Cambridgeshire. The police force area covers 1,309 square miles with in the east of England.

Although there are some areas of deprivation, Cambridgeshire is generally affluent.

Around 0.8 million people mainly live the urban centres which include the cities of Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough. This resident population is ethnically diverse, with 10 percent from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, and is increased by students who study in the area’s universities and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

More about this area – What Cambridgeshire Constabulary says

Connect with Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Cambridgeshire Constabulary website

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website