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This table of police forces in the United Kingdom includes territorial police forces and special police forces. It does not include non-police law enforcement agencies or bodies of constables not constituted as police forces.

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Force Area responsible for Number of police officers Budget Area size (km²) Country Legal jurisdiction Type
Avon and Somerset Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Somerset and districts of South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset 3,407 £248.9 million 4,777 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Bedfordshire Police Unitary authorities of Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton 1,207 £91.2 million 1,235 England England & Wales Territorial police force
British Transport Police National Rail network, London Underground system, Docklands Light Railway, Midland Metro, Croydon Tramlink, Glasgow Subway and the Sunderland line of the Tyne and Wear Metro 2,835[SPF 1] £187.7 million[SPF 2] - England, Wales and Scotland On railway land, on request from another police force and certain other circumstances Special police force
Cambridgeshire Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire and unitary authority of Peterborough 1,379 £116.0 million 3,389 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Central Scotland Police Council areas of Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire 836 £53.6 million[S 1] 2,643 Scotland Scotland Territorial police force
Cheshire Constabulary Unitary authorities of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington 2,181 £157.4 million 2,343 England England & Wales Territorial police force
City of London Police City of London 830 £62.9 million 2.6 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Civil Nuclear Constabulary Civilian nuclear facilities 750[SPF 3] £51.0 million [SPF 4] - United Kingdom Civilian nuclear facilities (and up to 5 km of those), when guarding nuclear material, and when on business relevant to nuclear material Special police force
Cleveland Police Unitary authorities of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees and Redcar and Cleveland 1,692 £119.7 million 597 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Cumbria Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Cumbria 1,246 £94.0 million 6,768 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Derbyshire Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Derbyshire and unitary authority of Derby 2,095 £151.6 million 2,625 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Devon and Cornwall Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Devon and unitary authorities of Cornwall, Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly 3,529 £256.8 million 10,270 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Dorset Police Non-metropolitan county of Dorset and unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole 1,518 £107.8 million 2,653 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary Council area of Dumfries and Galloway 517 £34.9 million[S 2] 6,426 Scotland Scotland Territorial police force
Durham Constabulary Unitary authorities of County Durham and Darlington 1,632 £112.3 million 2,676 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Dyfed-Powys Police Principal areas of Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Powys 1,194 £83.6 million 10,976 Wales England & Wales Territorial police force
Essex Police Non-metropolitan county of Essex 3,385 £242.2 million 3,670 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Fife Constabulary Council area of Fife 1,066 £74.4 million[S 3] 1,325 Scotland Scotland Territorial police force
Gloucestershire Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire 1,353 £95.7 million 3,150 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Grampian Police Council areas of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray 1,483 £91.5 million[S 4] 8,737 Scotland Scotland Territorial police force
Greater Manchester Police Metropolitan county of Greater Manchester 8,034 £524.1 million 1,276 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Gwent Police Principal areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen 1,487 £110.7 million 1,555 Wales England & Wales Territorial police force
Hampshire Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Hampshire and Isle of Wight 3,912 £281.9 million 4,149 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Hertfordshire Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Hertfordshire 2,162 £171.4 million 1,643 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Humberside Police Unitary authorities of East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire 2,243 £164.9 million 3,517 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Kent Police Non-metropolitan county of Kent and unitary authority of Medway 3,718 £257.9 million 3,736 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Lancashire Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Lancashire and unitary authorities of Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen 3,675 £252.6 million 3,075 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Leicestershire Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Leicestershire and unitary authorities of the City of Leicester and Rutland 2,241 £154.7 million 2,538 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Lincolnshire Police Non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire 1,201 £90.4 million 5,921 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Lothian and Borders Police Council areas of City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian. 2,891 £207.0 million[S 5] 6,456 Scotland Scotland Territorial police force
Merseyside Police Metropolitan county of Merseyside 4,477 £307.3 million 645 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Metropolitan Police Service Metropolitan Police District (region of Greater London excluding the City of London)) 31,460 £2,532.7 million 1,578 England England & Wales (including Scotland and Northern Ireland when protecting people or property) Territorial police force
Ministry of Defence Police Military establishments 3,513[SPF 5] £363.4 million[SPF 6] - United Kingdom Military buildings, property & employees, on request by another police force and certain other circumstances Special police force
Norfolk Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Norfolk 1,578 £131.3 million 5,371 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Northern Constabulary Council areas of Highland, Na h-Eileanan Siar (the Western Isles), the Orkney Isles and the Shetland Isles 747 £35.5 million[S 6] 31,186 Scotland Scotland Territorial police force
North Wales Police Principal areas of Wrexham, Conwy, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Gwynedd and the Isle of Anglesey 1,579 £124.8 million 6,172 Wales England & Wales Territorial police force
North Yorkshire Police Non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire and unitary authority of York 1,581 £127.6 million 8,310 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Northamptonshire Police Non-metropolitan county of Northamptonshire 1,309 £110.3 million 2,364 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Northumbria Police Metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear and unitary authority of Northumberland 3,983 £270.1 million 5,553 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Nottinghamshire Police Non-metropolitan county of Nottinghamshire and unitary authority of Nottingham 2,369 £177.6 million 2,160 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Police Service of Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 7410[NI 1] £962.7 million[NI 2] 13,843 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Territorial police force
Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency National-level law enforcement in Scotland 319[SPF 7] £21.1 million[SPF 8] - Scotland Scotland Special police force
South Wales Police Principal areas of Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea and the Vale of Glamorgan 3,244 £232.1 million 2,074 Wales England & Wales Territorial police force
South Yorkshire Police Metropolitan county of South Yorkshire 3,201 £239.6 million 1,552 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Staffordshire Police Non-metropolitan county of Staffordshire and unitary authority of Stoke-on-Trent 2,269 £170.9 million 2,713 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Strathclyde Police Council areas of Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire 7,955 £511.7 million[S 7] 13,624 Scotland Scotland Territorial police force
Suffolk Constabulary Non-metropolitan county of Suffolk 1,319 £101.9 million 3,801 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Surrey Police Non-metropolitan county of Surrey 1,944 £180.6 million 1,663 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Sussex Police Non-metropolitan counties of East Sussex and West Sussex and unitary authority of Brighton and Hove 3,075 £237.1 million 3,783 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Tayside Police Council areas of Angus, City of Dundee and Perth and Kinross 1,180 £83.6 million[S 8] 7,528 Scotland Scotland Territorial police force
Thames Valley Police Non-metropolitan counties of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Milton Keynes, Reading, Slough, Wokingham, West Berkshire, and Windsor and Maidenhead 4,186 £344.4 million 5,742 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Warwickshire Police Non-metropolitan county of Warwickshire 1,036 £80.1 million 1,975 England England & Wales Territorial police force
West Mercia Police Non-metropolitan county of Worcestershire and unitary authorities of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin 2,486 £184.3 million 7,408 England England & Wales Territorial police force
West Midlands Police Metropolitan county of the West Midlands 8,412 £521.8 million 902 England England & Wales Territorial police force
West Yorkshire Police Metropolitan county of West Yorkshire 5,822 £396.0 million 2,029 England England & Wales Territorial police force
Wiltshire Police Unitary authorities of Swindon and Wiltshire 1,210 £96.0 million 3,485 England England & Wales Territorial police force

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Territorial police forces

England and Wales

Number of police officers and budget is valid for 2007-8 and is from the Home Office website.

Scotland

Number of police officers is valid for December 2008 and is from the Police Officer Quarterly Strength Statistics Scotland. Budgets were acquired on a force-by-force basis and are mainly for 2007-8.

  1. ^ http://www.centralscotland.police.uk/about/exec/docs/csp_annualreport_0708.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.dumfriesandgalloway.police.uk/aboutUs/ourDocs/finance/accountsBudget/accounts/2008.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.fife.police.uk/docs/Finance%202006-7%20Revenue%20Expenditure%2010092008%20gh0156%20sdpsrinsp.doc & http://www.fife.police.uk/docs/Finance%202006-7%20Capital%20Expenditure%2010092008%20gh0156%20sdpsrinsp.doc
  4. ^ http://www.grampian.police.uk/Pdf/Publications/Finance/Accounts_2007-08.PDF
  5. ^ http://www.lbp.police.uk/publications/2008/Annual%20report/annual_report/performance/expenditure.htm
  6. ^ http://www.northern.police.uk/NCReportEnglish.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.strathclyde.police.uk/getFile.asp?FC_ID=4299&docID=6448
  8. ^ http://www.tayside.police.uk/forcepub/annualreport2007-2008.pdf

Northern Ireland

  1. ^ http://www.psni.police.uk/index/updates/updates_statistics/updates_strength_of_police_service_statistics.htm
  2. ^ http://www.psni.police.uk/annual_budget_plan_0809.pdf

Special police forces

  1. ^ http://www.btp.police.uk/about_us.aspx
  2. ^ http://www.btpa.police.uk/Documents/Publications/BTP%20Accounts%20March%202008.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.cnc.police.uk/about-the-cnc/what-do-the-cnc-do/whats-the-role-of-the-civil-nuclear-constabulary-where-do-they-work
  4. ^ http://www.cnc.police.uk/files/strategic_policing_plan_2008_2011_revision_1.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/FF3B2E35-BB1D-49A2-8770-5AFBEF184193/0/mdpga_ceara0708.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/FF3B2E35-BB1D-49A2-8770-5AFBEF184193/0/mdpga_ceara0708.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/02/27103752/5
  8. ^ http://www.scdea.police.uk/SDEA-Annual-Report/SCDEA%20Annual%20Report%2007-08.pdf

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