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Our job is to protect the public and keep Nottinghamshire a safe place for people to live and work in and visit.

About Nottinghamshire

Internationally famous for Sherwood Forest, home of the Robin Hood legend, the principle of serving and protecting our communities remains just as true as it did back then. 

Nottinghamshire Police covers the county of Nottinghamshire, an area of 834 square miles. It currently has 2,238 officers and 1,465 staff, including PCSOs, around 163 special constables, 113 police support volunteers, 19 student placement volunteers and 131 police cadets.

Around 1.1 million people live in Nottinghamshire, primarily in the urban areas of Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop and Newark-on-Trent. The population is ethnically diverse, with 12 percent identifying as coming from black, Asian and other minority ethnic communities.

Located in the heart of England, the county is renowned for its sporting roots, including Trent Bridge Cricket ground, the Capital FM National Ice Arena, Meadow Lane, home to the world’s oldest football club Notts County, and the City Ground, home to former double European Cup winners Nottingham Forest. The County is also home to several global companies, two universities, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, and New College Nottingham (the second largest college in Europe), culminating in the city being home to more than 95,000 students.

We work closely with all of these attractions and establishments to ensure the thousands of tourists and visitors who come to Nottinghamshire each year have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Demand levels are some of the highest in the country, in the last year receiving over 800,000 calls to the force contact centre. The force saw an increase in 999 calls from previous years of 10.9 per cent. It experienced a 4.6 per cent decrease in 101 non-emergency calls.

Nottinghamshire Police continues to recruit additional police officers to strengthen the force’s neighbourhoods and areas of highest threat and risk. The operational control strategy focuses on high threat and risk. These areas are often complex, have high impact for victims and are resource intensive. The force structure provides a geographical focus whilst retaining oversight in more specialised areas.

The force is structured with a geographic focus, with dedicated area commanders overseeing the neighbourhood policing teams, response officers, integrated offender management, prisoner handling teams, and detectives that include a dedicated burglary and robbery team.  The geographic policing areas are headed by Superintendent Kathryn Craner (City) and Superintendent Kev Broadhead (County).

Each neighbourhood area has dedicated schools officers, to deliver sessions on topics such as antisocial behaviour, cyber security, online abuse and bullying, along with other topics that are of specific interest or relevance to that area.

A copy of the force's structure is available download here:

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Tel: 0300 500 80 80 (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to noon)

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Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account for the force's performance.