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Lincolnshire Police

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

This force is in the Eastern HMICFRS policing region.

HMICFRS’s assessment of Lincolnshire Police

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 assessment of Lincolnshire Police, we made the following judgments:


Read our other reports for Lincolnshire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

2,292 square miles


0.766m people
up8% local 10 yr change


96% frontline police officers
92% national level
2.10 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
down27% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.06 national level
up28% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


45p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Lincolnshire Police.

About the force

Lincolnshire Police provides policing services to the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire.

The police force area covers 2,292 square miles with approximately 150 miles of coastline in the east of England.

Although there are some more affluent areas, Lincolnshire has a high level of poverty. Around 0.7 million people live in a mainly rural setting. Its urban areas include the city of Lincoln and the small towns of Boston, Grantham, Skegness and Spalding. The resident population is increased by university students and those who visit or travel through the county.

More about this area – What Lincolnshire Police says

Connect with Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police website

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s website