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Cheshire Constabulary

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Michelle Skeer is HMI for Cheshire.

This force is in the Northern HMICFRS policing region.

HMICFRS’s assessment of Cheshire Constabulary

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

In our latest assessments of Cheshire Constabulary, we made the following judgments:


Read our other reports for Cheshire Constabulary

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

906 square miles


1.07m people
up4% local 10 yr change


92% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.55 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
up2% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
0.06 national level
up42% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


55p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Cheshire Constabulary.

About the force

Cheshire Constabulary provides policing services to the county of Cheshire. The police force area covers 905 square miles and a coastline of approximately 67 miles in the north west of England.

Although there are some areas of marked affluence, Cheshire is generally poor.

Around one million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Chester and the towns of Warrington, Crewe and Macclesfield. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise, or travel through the county each year.

The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

More about this area – What Cheshire Constabulary says

Connect with Cheshire Police

Cheshire Constabulary website

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website