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Northamptonshire Police

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

This force is in the Eastern HMICFRS policing region.

HMICFRS’s assessment of Northamptonshire 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 assessments of Northamptonshire Police, we made the following judgments:

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

914 square miles


0.757m people
up10% local 10 yr change


88% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.02 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
down10% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.07 per person
0.06 national level
up14% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


50p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Northamptonshire Police.

About the force

Northamptonshire Police provides policing services to the county of Northamptonshire. The police force area covers 913 square miles in the east midlands of England.

Although there are some more affluent areas, Northamptonshire has a high level of poverty.

Around 0.7 million people mainly live in the urban centres which includes Northampton.  The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year.

More about this area – What Northamptonshire says

Connect with Northamptonshire Police

Northamptonshire Police website

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s website