About Us

Cheshire Constabulary was founded in 1857 and serves a population of 1,027,709 inhabitants spread across a geographic area measuring 919 square miles and encompassing areas of great diversity, from large rural expanses to areas of extensive heavy industry and urban areas including Chester and Warrington with their vibrant commercial, retail and leisure facilities.

Cheshire is a place where pockets of extreme wealth contrast with areas which are amongst the most deprived 10% of locations in the country. The county is also home to 53,108 students between the ages of 16 and 74. Both the University of Chester and Manchester Metropolitan University have major campuses in the county.

Cheshire shares its borders with two major metropolitan areas; Manchester and Liverpool and the international airports that serve these cities are within close proximity. More than 200 miles of motorway and the West Coast Mainline railways run through the county.

In 2013/14 the Force dealt with 340,604 calls for service and recorded 54,905 crimes, a reduction in crime of 3% compared to 2012/13. Cheshire has observed year on year reductions in recorded crime for the previous 8 years. Crime rates in Cheshire have fallen by 38% over the last decade.

The Constabulary employs more than 4,000 men and women across the Force. There are 1,948 police officers, 211 PCSOs, 1,329 members of police staff, 405 Special Constables and 140 volunteers.

Cheshire Constabulary has a gross budget of £190 million (£165 million net).

Business opportunities

The Force on a page


A snapshot of the Constabulary's recent performance.

  Business opportunities

Business opportunities


Guidance about doing business with Cheshire Police as well as information about tenders and contracts.

  Corporate documents

Corporate documents


Collection of documents published by Cheshire Police including the Your Policing which outlines our plans for the year ahead.
Departments

Departments...


Information about Chief officers, senior staff, Basic Command Units, and specialist units that make up Cheshire Police.
  Equality, diversity and human rights

Equality, diversity and...


Information about our commitment to provide a high-quality service that meets the different needs of all our communities.



  Financial information

Financial information


Account, budgets, contract tendered, and publication of expenditure over £500.

History

History


See old photos and read about key events since our foundation in 1857.

  Mission and values

Mission and values


Our core values and policing objectives.

  Museum

Museum


The Museum of Policing in Cheshire preserves and researches the heritage of policing in the county.
Police band

Police band


The Cheshire Constabulary Band was founded in 1967.

  Social media

Social media


You can find us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, and YouTube.

  Statistics

Statistics


Crime figures and call handling statistics.

Useful links

Useful links


A list of websites including other police forces and partners.