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Nottinghamshire Police

Area covered
Area Nottinghamshire
Size 2,160
Population 1,034,700
Formed 1968 (merger)
HQ Sherwood Lodge, Arnold, Nottingham
Officers 2,522
Divisions 4
Stations 31
Chief Constable Julia Hodson

Nottinghamshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the shire county of Nottinghamshire and the unitary authority of Nottingham in the East Midlands of England. The area has a population of just over 1 million.

The force headquarters are found at Arnold. As of 31 March 2005 the force had an establishment of 2,499 police officers, 1,350 police staff, 324 special constables and 102 Community Support Officers. The Chief Constable is Julia Hodson who took over from Stephen Green.

Nottinghamshire Police Authority has 9 councillors (chosen by a joint board selected by Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council), 3 justices of the peace, and 5 independent members.



Nottinghamshire Constabulary was established in 1840. The following year it absorbed Retford Borough Police. In 1947 it absorbed Newark-on-Trent Borough Police. In 1968 it amalgamated with Nottingham City Police to form Nottinghamshire Combined Constabulary.[1] On April 1, 1974 it was reconstituted as Nottinghamshire Police under the Local Government Act 1972.

In 1965, Nottinghamshire Constabulary had an establishment of 1,026 officers and an actual strength of 798.[2]

Proposals made by the Home Secretary on March 20, 2006 would see the force merge with the other four East Midlands forces to form a strategic police force for the entire region.[3]

In June 2006, the force was declared effective and efficient by Her Majesty's Inspectorate after five years of intense scrutiny.[4]

In July 2006 the proposed merger was cancelled.[5][6]

In a 2009 performance assessment carried out by the government, Nottinghamshire Police was ranked the third worst police force in the country. [7]

In March 2010, they were rated the worst police force in Britain by Watchdog.

Divisional structure

The force is split into four divisions;



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