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Cheshire Constabulary 2021/22

The force says...

Cheshire Constabulary serves a population of over one million people across a large geographic area; from rural expanses to areas of extensive heavy industry and urban areas including Chester and Warrington with their vibrant daytime and night-time economies. The county has ambitious plans to improve the infrastructure to support significant economic development, including the Atlantic Gateway Project and Crewe HS2 Superhub.

Cheshire has challenges policing diverse areas, with pockets of wealth contrasting with localities amongst the most deprived nationally. It is home to a large student population with the University of Chester and Manchester Metropolitan University having major campuses in the county.

The constabulary works in partnership with four local authorities to respond to adult and children safeguarding, to support families with complex needs and to tackle crime and disorder through community safety partnerships and serious and organised crime partnership boards.

Cheshire shares borders with two major metropolitan areas, Manchester and Liverpool, and the international airports serving these cities are within close proximity.

This diverse mix poses a variety of policing challenges from tackling alcohol-related crime, drug crime, organised crime groups and county lines gangs to the prevention and investigation of rural, wildlife and heritage crime.

The county has a number of sporting and events venues including a racecourse, motorsports track and music festival. In 2021/22 the force dealt with 344,983 calls for assistance and recorded 89,195 crimes, an increase of 8 percent compared to 2020/21. Cheshire Constabulary has a net budget of £229 million and employs over 4,000 people.

Cheshire Constabulary is a top 50 inclusive employer, and a disability confident leader. It is the first force to achieve the British Dyslexia Association’s Smart Award and has received a silver award under the Ministry of Defence employer recognition scheme for support in employment of ex-armed forces personnel.

Disclaimer: the above statement has been prepared by Cheshire Constabulary. The views and information in it are not necessarily those of HMICFRS.