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Staffordshire Police

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

This force is in the Wales and Western HMICFRS policing region.

Staffordshire Police is currently in our Engage stage of enhanced monitoring.

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 Staffordshire Police, we made the following judgments:

Staffordshire Police is adequate at preventing crime and tackling workforce corruption. Staffordshire Police requires improvement at recording data about crime, treatment of the public, protecting vulnerable people, developing a positive workplace and making good use of resources. Staffordshire Police is inadequate at investigating crime, responding to the public and managing offenders.

Read the full report for Staffordshire Police

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

1,049 square miles


1.14m people
up4% local 10 yr change


95% frontline police officers
92% national level
2.88 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
down9% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.06 national level
down3% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


49p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about Staffordshire Police.

About the force

Staffordshire Police provides policing services to the county of Staffordshire. The police force area covers 1,048 square miles in the midland of England.

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

Around 1.1 million people mainly live within the urban centres which include the city of Stoke-on-Trent and the towns of Burton-upon-Trent and Stafford. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit, socialise in, or travel through the area each year.

The transport infrastructure includes major rail stations.

More about this area – What Staffordshire Police says

Connect with Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police website

Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s website