T: 01633 262 848

Maps & Details of Police Forces in England and Wales...

There are 43 territorial police forces and three special forces in England and Wales. Below we have included an interactive map as well as descriptions and contact details for each of them...

IN AN EMERGENCY, contact the police using 999. For NON-EMERGENCY matters you can dial 101.

Police Forces in the South West, Borders, and Wales

Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police cover the largest geographical area of any police force in England and is the fourth largest force in the UK. The total resident population is 1.5 million with 11 million tourists annually. The force is responsible for Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly.

Places covered include:

  • Barnstaple
  • Bodmin
  • Exeter
  • Falmouth
  • Newquay
  • Penzanth
  • Plymouth
  • Scilly
  • St Austell
  • St Ives
  • Torquay
  • Truro

    Devon and Cornwall Police is headquartered at: Sidmouth Road, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ. Non-emergency phone number: 01392 420 320

    Avon and Somerset Constabulary

    Avon and Somerset Police covers Somerset and the now-defunct county of Avon. The force is one of the largest in England and Wales. It is one of the oldest and established forces of the modern policing system. It serves 1.6 million people in places including:

  • Bath
  • Bridgwater
  • Bristol
  • Chard
  • Glastonbury
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Taunton
  • Wells
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Yeovil

    Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters: Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ. Non-emergency phone number: 01275 818 340

    Dorset Police

    Dorset Police is one of the smaller forces in England and Wales. It serves 700,000 people in an area of just over 1,000 square miles which swells considerably in the summer due to tourism. It delivers policing services to:

  • Bournemouth
  • Christchurch
  • Dorchester
  • Poole
  • Weymouth
  • and other places in Dorset.

    Dorset Police Headquarters: Winfrith, Dorchester, DT2 8DZ. Non-emergency phone numbers: 01202 222 222 or 01305 222 222

    Wiltshire Police

    Wiltshire Police force covers a diverse area, including large towns and small villages. The third smallest force in the UK (after City of London and Warwickshire). Salisbury had its own separate police force until World War II when they were merged. Locations served by the force include:

  • Chippenham
  • Devizes
  • Downton
  • Malmesbury
  • Sailsbury
  • Swindon
  • Warminster

    Wiltshire Police are headquartered at: London Road, Devizes, SN10 2DN. Non-emergency phone number: 01380 826 614

    Gloucestershire Police

    Gloucestershire Police force covers a 1,025 square mile area. It was founded in 1839, six hours after Wiltshire Constabulary! The force in present form dates from 1974 when South Gloucestershire became part of Avon and covered by A&S Constabulary. Places served include:

  • Cheltenham
  • Chipping Campden
  • Cirencester
  • Frampton on Severn
  • Gloucester
  • Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Stroud

    Gloucestershire Police Headquarters: 1 Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AN. Non-emergency phone number: 01452 726 920

    Gwent Police

    Gwent Police is a territorial police force based in South Wales which was formed in 1967 by the amalgamation of Monmouthshire Constabulary and Newport Borough Police. Among other places, it serves:

  • Abergavenny
  • Caerphilly
  • Cwmbran
  • Ebbw vale
  • Monmouth
  • Newport
  • Pontypool

    Gwent Police Headquarters: Turnpike Road, Cwmbran, NP44 2AG. Non-emergency phone number: 01633 838 111

    South Wales Police

    South Wales Police is the largest force in Wales by population and strength. It is the seventh largest in the UK. It was formed after the amalgamation of: Glamorgan, Cardiff City, Swansea and Merthyr police. In 1996, the force lost the Rhymney Valley area to Gwent Police.

    It serves:

  • Barry
  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Neath
  • Pontypridd
  • Porthcawl
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • and other places in the region.

    South Wales Police headquarters: Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3SU. Non-emergency phone number: 01656 655 555

    Dyfed-Powys Police

    Dyfed-Powys Police covers the largest geographical area in England and Wales. Despite the size of the area, the population is under 500,000 but is boosted considerably by large tourism numbers each year. It is responsible for over 350 miles of coastline and a mix of rural and larger communities, including:

  • Aberystwyth
  • Brecon
  • Carmarthen
  • Llandrindod Wells
  • Llanelli
  • Milford Haven
  • Newtown
  • Tenby

    Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters: PO Box 99, Carmarthen, SA31 2PF. Non-emergency phone number: 01267 222 020

    West Mercia Police

    West Mercia Police is the fourth largest police area in England and Wales and the resident population is 1.19 million. The force represents a diverse range of policing environments from densely populated urban communities as well as sparse rural areas. Places covered by West Mercia Police force include:

  • Bridgnorth
  • Hereford
  • Kidderminster
  • Ludlow
  • Oswestry
  • Redditch
  • Shrewsbury
  • Telford
  • Whitchurch
  • Worcester

    West Mercia Police Headquarters: Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP. Non-emergency phone number: 0300 333 3000

    North Wales Police

    North Wales Police serves a population of approximately 675,700, with many more seasonal visitors. It was formed in 1950 and towns covered by the force include:

  • Abersoch
  • Anglesey
  • Caernarfon
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Connah's Quay
  • Holyhead
  • Llandudno
  • Mold
  • Rhyl
  • Wrexham

    North Wales Police Headquarters; Glan Y Don, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8AW. Non-emergency phone number: 0300 330 0101

    Police Forces in the West Midlands and North West of England

    Warwickshire Police

    Warwickshire Police is the second smallest territorial police force in England and Wales after City of London. It covers a geographical area of 762 square miles, and serves 554,000 residents. With only 823 full time regular officers (as of 2017) Places covered include:

  • Alcester
  • Dunchurch
  • Ettington
  • Nuneaton
  • Royal Leamington Spa
  • Rugby
  • Stratford-upon-Avpn
  • Warwick

    Warwickshire Police Headquarters: Leek Wootton, Warwick, CV35 7QA. Non-emergency phone number: 01926 375 222

    West Midlands Police

    West Midlands Police force covers a relatively small area (348 square miles) but serves nearly 3 million people making it the second largest force in England and Wales. Places served by this force include:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Solihull
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Walsall
  • West Bromwich
  • Wolverhampton

    West Midlands Police Headquarters: Lloyd House, Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ. Non-emergency phone number: 0121 626 5000

    Staffordshire Police

    Staffordshire Police force serves more than 1 million people in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area. It was named as the best performing police force in England and Wales in 2005/6. Places served include:

  • Burton upon Trent
  • Cannock
  • Leek
  • Lichfield
  • Stafford
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Tamworth

    Staffordshire Police Headquarters: Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0YY. Non-emergency phone number: 01785 236 211

    Derbyshire Police

    Derbyshire Police force serves just under 1 million people in and around the Peak District and further south and geographically covers 1,000 square miles. The county is divided into two territorial divisions based in Buxton and Chesterfield. Places covered by this force include:

  • Bakewell
  • Buxton
  • Chesterfieldb
  • Derby
  • Matlock
  • Swadlincote

    Derbyshire Police Headquarters: Butterley Hall, Ripley, DE5 3RS. Non-emergency phone number: 01773 730 215

    Cheshire Constabulary

    Cheshire Police force is responsible for an area of 905 square miles, with a population of about 1 million. A constabulary was first formed in 1829. Places served by this force include:

  • Chester
  • Crewe
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Macclesfield
  • Northwich
  • Runcorn
  • Warrington
  • Widnes

    Cheshire Police Headquarters: Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road, Winsford, CW7 2UA. Non-emergency phone number: 01244 350 000

    Merseyside Police

    Merseyside Police serves a population of about 1.5 million people and the service area is 647 square kilometres making it the third smallest geographical area of responsibility. It is centred on Liverpool, but also covers:

  • Birkenhead
  • Bootle
  • Formby
  • Kirkby
  • Liverpool
  • Southport
  • Speke
  • St Helens

    Merseyside Police Headquarters: Canning Place, Liverpool, L1 8JX. Non-emergency phone number: 0151 709 6010

    Greater Manchester Police

    Greater Manchester Police is the third largest English police force. As of 2020, they employ 7,300 police officers, 350 VSC's, 606 community support officers and 2,961 members of police staff. It serves about 2.7 million people in, among other places:

  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Leigh
  • Manchester
  • Rochdale
  • Stockport
  • Stretford
  • Wigan

    Greater Manchester Police Headquarters: Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP. Non-emergency phone number: 0161 872 5050

    Lancashire Constabulary

    Lancashire Constabulary serves 1.5 million people in the North West of England. As of 2018 the force had just under 3,000 officers and 2,000 police staff. Places covered by this force include:

  • Blackburn
  • Blackpool
  • Burnley
  • Lancaster
  • Morecambe
  • Nelson
  • Preston

    Lancashire Police Headquarters: Saunders Lane, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5SD. Non-emergency phone number: 01772 614 444

    Police forces in the South East of England

    Metropolitan Police Service

    The largest force in the UK, Also known as "The Met", this force serves more than 8 million people and consists of more than 30,000 police officers. It covers 620 square miles, across 32 boroughs. Also known as 'Scotland Yard' as the headquarters used to have a rear entrance backing onto Great Scotland Yard. Among other places, people served by the Metropolitan Police live and work in:

  • Bromley
  • Central London (excluding the City of London police jurisdiction)
  • Croydon
  • Edgware
  • Enfield
  • Harrow
  • Hayes
  • Romford
  • Twickenham
  • Wembley

    The Metropolitan Police's headquarters are at: New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, SW1A 2JL. Non-emergency phone number: 020 7230 1212.

    City of London Police

    The City of London Police force is responsible for policing within the 1.1 square mile district of the City of London, Middle, and Inner Temples. By contrast with the Metropolitan Police Service, it is the smallest territorial police force in England and Wales both in terms of geographical area and head-count. As of 2019 the force had a workforce of 1,207 staff.

    The force's headquarters are at: City of London Police HQ, PO Box 36451, 37 Wood Street, London, EC2P 2NHQ. Non-emergency phone number: 020 7601 2222.

    Kent Police

    This police force is unique in that it has a station outside of the UK (Coquelles, France). The Port of Dover maintains its own independent police force but Kent Police have statutory responsibility for policing for the entire county. The Kent Police area covers 1,443 square miles including, among others:

  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dover
  • Folkestone
  • Maidstone
  • Margate
  • Sevenoaks
  • Tonbridge

    Kent Police's headquarters are at: Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9BZ. Non-emergency phone number: 01622 690 690

    Sussex Police

    Sussex Police can be traced back to the first force established in Brighton in 1830. An interesting fact about the force is that in 1844 their chief constable was murdered by a prisoner he was interviewing, the only chief officer to suffer such a fate. Sussex Police are responsible for 1.6 million people and covers areas including:

  • Bognor Regis
  • Brighton
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • Eastbourne
  • Gatwick Airport
  • Hastings
  • Haywards Heath
  • Worthing
  • and other towns and villages.

    Sussex Police's headquarters are at: Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ. Non-emergency phone number: 01273 470 101.

    Surrey Police

    Surrey Police force covers an area of 642 square miles and was founded in 1851. It is responsible for an area to the south west of the Metropolitan Police, some areas originally part of the Metropolitan Police District. Areas are including:

  • Caterham
  • Epsom
  • Farnham
  • Godalming
  • Guildford
  • Haslemere
  • Leatherhead
  • Woking

    Surrey Police's headquarters are at: Mt Browne, Sandy Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HG. Non-emergency phone number: 01483 571 212

    Essex Police

    Essex police force is one of the largest non-metropolitan forces in the UK. It covers around 1,400 square miles and serves more than 1.7 million people with over 2,900 police officers. Essex police were the subject of the television series Police Interceptors which followed the work of the specialist Mobile Support Division. Areas covered include:

  • Basildon
  • Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Clacton
  • Colchester
  • Saffron Walden
  • Southend-on-Sea

    Essex Police are headquartered at: Sandford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6DN. Non-emergency phone number: 01245 491 491

    Hertfordshire Police

    Founded in 1841, the force consists of over 1,900 police officers, 235 PSCO's, 1,500 police staff and more than 410 special constables. Hertfordshire Police serve the towns of:

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Hitchin
  • St Albans
  • Stevenage
  • Watford
  • Welwyn Garden City

    Hertfordshire Police are headquartered at: Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6XF This is an administrative base and not a police station. Non-emergency phone number: 01707 354 000

    Thames Valley Police

    Thames Valley Police force covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire. It is one of the largest territorial forces in England, covering 2,200 square miles and a population of over 2.1 million people. In April 2011, the force adopted a Local Policing Model and is split into 12 LPA's each led by a superintendent.

    Among others, it serves the communities of:

  • Aylesbury
  • Banbury
  • High Wycombe
  • Maidenhead
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newbury
  • Oxford
  • Reading

    Thames Valley Police Headquarters: 169 Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 2NX. Non-emergency phone number: 01865 841 148

    Bedfordshire Police

    Bedfordshire Police is a relatively small force, the 8th smallest In the UK. As of 2017, the force has a workforce of 1,136 police officers, 859 police staff, 63 police community support officers, 60 designated officers and 195 special constables. It covers the areas of:

  • Bedford
  • Dunstable
  • Kempston
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Luton
  • and others.

    Bedfordshire Police Headquarters: Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK43 9AX. Non-emergency phone number: 01234 841 212

    Hampshire Police

    Hampshire Police force is responsible for policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in South East England. A separate Isla of Wight Constabulary was not formed until 1890 when the island was granted administrative county status.

    The force covers the communities of:

  • Andover
  • Basingstoke
  • Fareham
  • Farnborough
  • Isle of Wight
  • New Forest National Park
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton (Largest city in the South East)
  • Winchester
  • and others.

    Hampshire Police Headquarters: Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9SJ. Non-emergency phone number: 01962 841 534

    Police forces in the East Midlands and East of England

    Northamptonshire Police

    Northamptonshire Police (also known as Northants Police) covers a 914 square mile area in Northamptonshire with a resident population of 710,000. They respnd to more than one million phone calls a year. Places served include:

  • Corby
  • Kettering
  • Northampton
  • Towcester
  • Wellingborough.

    Northamptonshire Police Headquarters: Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, NN4 0JQ. Non-emergency phone number: 0300 011 1222

    Cambridgeshire Constabulary

    Cambridgeshire Police force serves almost a million people in Cambridge in a predominantly rural county. The constabulary works together with 11 police stations throughout the local area. Places covered by this force include:

  • Cambridge
  • Duxford
  • Ely
  • Littleport
  • March
  • Peterborough
  • Wisbech

    Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters: Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, PE29 6NP. Non-emergency phone number: 01480 456 111

    Suffolk Constabulary

    Suffolk Police force serves a population of fewer than 700,000 people in the East Anglia region and covers an area of approx. 940,000 acres. Places covered by the force include:

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Felixstowe
  • Ipswich
  • Lowestoft
  • Stowmarket.

    Suffolk Police Headquarters: Portal Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3QS. Non-emergency phone number: 01473 613 500

    Norfolk Constabulary

    Norfolk Police force covers an area of over 2,000 square miles in East Anglia. In 2017 they became the first police force to remove the role of Police Community Support Officer and as of 2018 there were no PCSOs in the force. Places served include:

  • Aylsham
  • Downham Market
  • Great Yarmouth
  • King's Lynn
  • Norwich
  • Swaffham
  • Wroxham
  • Wymondham

    Norfolk Police Headquarters: Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, NR18 0WW. Non-emergency phone number: 01953 424 242

    Leicestershire Police

    Leicestershire Police force was formed in 1839 and serves a population of 0.9 million in the Midlands. It was changed from Leicestershire Constabulary to Leicestershire Police in 2012. Areas covered by the force include:

  • Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • Hinckley
  • Leicester
  • Loughborough
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Oakham.

    Leicestershire Police Headquarters: St Johns, Enderby, LE19 6BX. Non-emergency phone number: 0116 222 2222

    Lincolnshire Police

    Lincolnshire Police force serves more than 700,00 people in the East Midlands. It has one of the largest geographical areas of English police forces, at 2,284 square miles. Despite the name, it does not include North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire which are covered by Humberdside. Places served by the force include:

  • Boston
  • Bourne
  • Grantham
  • Lincoln
  • Louth
  • Skegness
  • Spalding

    Lincolnshire Police Headquarters: Deepdale Lane, Nettleham, LN2 2LT. Non-emergency phone number: 01522 532 222

    Nottinghamshire Police

    Nottinghamshire Police force was established in 1840 and serves just over 1 million people in the East Midlands. Places covered by this force include:

  • Ashfield
  • Bassetlaw
  • Broxtowe
  • Gedling
  • Hucknall
  • Mansfield
  • Newark-on-Trent
  • Nottingham
  • Worksop

    Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters: Sherwood Lodge Drive, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8PP. Non-emergency phone number: 0115 967 0999

    Humberside Police

    Humberside Police force covers the East Riding area of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, and parts of Lincolnshire. A relatively new force, they were created in 1974 following a merger of previous collection of forces. Places served include:

  • Bridlington
  • Driffield
  • Goole
  • Grimsby
  • Hull
  • Market Weighton
  • Scunthorpe

    Humberside Police Headquarters: Priory Road, Hull, HU5 5SF. Non-emergency phone number: 01482 220 393

    South Yorkshire Police

    South Yorkshire Police is responsible for policing South Yorkshire and serves 1.28 million people in and around places including:

  • Barnsley
  • Doncaster
  • Maltby
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Stocksbridge
  • Thorne

    South Yorkshire Police Headquarters: Carbrook House, Carbrook Hall Road, Shefffield, S9 2EG. Non-emergency phone number: 0114 219 6905

    West Yorkshire Police

    West Yorkshire Police is the fourth largest force in England and Wales by number of officers with almost 6,000. Formerly known as the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police, it serves over 2 million people in places including:

  • Bradford
  • Halifax
  • Huddersfield
  • Ilkley
  • Keighley
  • Leeds
  • Shipley
  • Wakefield

    West Yorkshire Police Headquarters: Laburnam Road, Wakefield, WF1 3QP. Non-emergency phone number; 01924 375 222

    Police Forces in the North of England

    North Yorkshire Police

    North Yorkshire Police force covers North Yorkshire and York. It has the 5th largest geographic area of responsibility and it serves more than 800,000 people in the area, including:

  • Harrogate
  • Malton
  • Ripon
  • Scarborough
  • Thirsk
  • Whitby
  • York

    North Yorkshire Police Headquarters: 45 Crosby Road, Northallerton, DL6 1AA. Non-emergency phone number: 01904 618 691

    Cleveland Police

    Cleveland Police is a small force. It covers an area of about 230 square miles and serves a population of 554,000 people. It has the 2nd smallest geographical territory. Places served include:

  • Brotton
  • Guisborough
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar
  • Thornaby

    Cleveland Police Headquarters: Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS8 9EH. Non-emergency phone number: 01642 326 326

    Durham Constabulary

    Durham Constabulary is one of the smaller forces in the UK. They operate a shared road policing and firearms team through a joint Specialist Operations Unit with Cleveland Police. Durham Constabulary serves nearly 600,00 people in places including:

  • Barnard Castle
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Durham
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Peterlee
  • Sedgefield
  • Stanhope

    Durham Police Headquarters: Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT. Non-emergency phone number: 0345 606 0365

    Cumbria Constabulary

    Cumbria's police force covers the fifth-largest area in England and Wales. Despite this, it serves a population of just 500,000 as is a sparsely populated area. There are signigicant areas of isolated and rural communities, the county has one of the smallest visible ethnic minority populations in the country too. Places served include:

  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Carlisle
  • Kendal
  • Keswick
  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Penrith
  • Whitehaven
  • Windermere.

    Cumbria Police Headquarters: Carleton Hall, 1-2 Carleton Avenue, Penrith, CA10 2AU. Non-emergency phone number: 0300 124 0111

    Northumbria Police

    Northumbria Police is the sixth largest force in England and Wales. Significant numbers of functions have been dispersed to various locations throughout the force area. It serves 1.4 million people in, among other places:

  • Alnwick
  • Ashington
  • Bamburgh
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Harbottle
  • Hexham
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Rothbury

    Northumbria Police Headquarters: Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, NE28 9NT. Non-emergency phone number: 01661 872 555

    Police Forces in Scotland

    Police Scotland

    Police Scotland is the national police force of Scotland, it was formed in 2013 with the merger of eight regional police forces and specialist services. It is the second largest police force after the Metropolitan Police Service but is by far the biggest in terms of geographic area of responsibility. Areas covered include:

  • Argyll and West Dunbartonshire
  • Ayrshire
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Edinburgh
  • Forth Valley
  • Greater Glasgow
  • Highlands and Islands
  • Lanarkshire
  • North East
  • Renfrewshire and Inverclyde
  • Tayside
  • The Lothians and Scottish Borders

    Police Scotland Headquarters: Tulliallan Castle, Alloa, FK10 4BE. Non-emergency phone number: 01786 289 070

  • Maps & Details of Police Forces in England and Wales...

    There are 43 territorial police forces and three special forces in England and Wales. Below we have included an interactive map as well as descriptions and contact details for each of them...

    IN AN EMERGENCY, contact the police using 999. For NON-EMERGENCY matters you can dial 101.

    Police Forces in the South West, Borders, and Wales

    Devon and Cornwall Police

    Devon and Cornwall Police cover the largest geographical area of any police force in England and is the fourth largest force in the UK. The total resident population is 1.5 million with 11 million tourists annually. The force is responsible for Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly.

    Places covered include:

  • Barnstaple
  • Bodmin
  • Exeter
  • Falmouth
  • Newquay
  • Penzanth
  • Plymouth
  • Scilly
  • St Austell
  • St Ives
  • Torquay
  • Truro

    Devon and Cornwall Police is headquartered at: Sidmouth Road, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ. Non-emergency phone number: 01392 420 320

    Avon and Somerset Constabulary

    Avon and Somerset Police covers Somerset and the now-defunct county of Avon. The force is one of the largest in England and Wales. It is one of the oldest and established forces of the modern policing system. It serves 1.6 million people in places including:

  • Bath
  • Bridgwater
  • Bristol
  • Chard
  • Glastonbury
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Taunton
  • Wells
  • Weston-super-Mare
  • Yeovil

    Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters: Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 8QJ. Non-emergency phone number: 01275 818 340

    Dorset Police

    Dorset Police is one of the smaller forces in England and Wales. It serves 700,000 people in an area of just over 1,000 square miles which swells considerably in the summer due to tourism. It delivers policing services to:

  • Bournemouth
  • Christchurch
  • Dorchester
  • Poole
  • Weymouth
  • and other places in Dorset.

    Dorset Police Headquarters: Winfrith, Dorchester, DT2 8DZ. Non-emergency phone numbers: 01202 222 222 or 01305 222 222

    Wiltshire Police

    Wiltshire Police force covers a diverse area, including large towns and small villages. The third smallest force in the UK (after City of London and Warwickshire). Salisbury had its own separate police force until World War II when they were merged. Locations served by the force include:

  • Chippenham
  • Devizes
  • Downton
  • Malmesbury
  • Sailsbury
  • Swindon
  • Warminster

    Wiltshire Police are headquartered at: London Road, Devizes, SN10 2DN. Non-emergency phone number: 01380 826 614

    Gloucestershire Police

    Gloucestershire Police force covers a 1,025 square mile area. It was founded in 1839, six hours after Wiltshire Constabulary! The force in present form dates from 1974 when South Gloucestershire became part of Avon and covered by A&S Constabulary. Places served include:

  • Cheltenham
  • Chipping Campden
  • Cirencester
  • Frampton on Severn
  • Gloucester
  • Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Stroud

    Gloucestershire Police Headquarters: 1 Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AN. Non-emergency phone number: 01452 726 920

    Gwent Police

    Gwent Police is a territorial police force based in South Wales which was formed in 1967 by the amalgamation of Monmouthshire Constabulary and Newport Borough Police. Among other places, it serves:

  • Abergavenny
  • Caerphilly
  • Cwmbran
  • Ebbw vale
  • Monmouth
  • Newport
  • Pontypool

    Gwent Police Headquarters: Turnpike Road, Cwmbran, NP44 2AG. Non-emergency phone number: 01633 838 111

    South Wales Police

    South Wales Police is the largest force in Wales by population and strength. It is the seventh largest in the UK. It was formed after the amalgamation of: Glamorgan, Cardiff City, Swansea and Merthyr police. In 1996, the force lost the Rhymney Valley area to Gwent Police.

    It serves:

  • Barry
  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Neath
  • Pontypridd
  • Porthcawl
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • and other places in the region.

    South Wales Police headquarters: Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3SU. Non-emergency phone number: 01656 655 555

    Dyfed-Powys Police

    Dyfed-Powys Police covers the largest geographical area in England and Wales. Despite the size of the area, the population is under 500,000 but is boosted considerably by large tourism numbers each year. It is responsible for over 350 miles of coastline and a mix of rural and larger communities, including:

  • Aberystwyth
  • Brecon
  • Carmarthen
  • Llandrindod Wells
  • Llanelli
  • Milford Haven
  • Newtown
  • Tenby

    Dyfed-Powys Police Headquarters: PO Box 99, Carmarthen, SA31 2PF. Non-emergency phone number: 01267 222 020

    West Mercia Police

    West Mercia Police is the fourth largest police area in England and Wales and the resident population is 1.19 million. The force represents a diverse range of policing environments from densely populated urban communities as well as sparse rural areas. Places covered by West Mercia Police force include:

  • Bridgnorth
  • Hereford
  • Kidderminster
  • Ludlow
  • Oswestry
  • Redditch
  • Shrewsbury
  • Telford
  • Whitchurch
  • Worcester

    West Mercia Police Headquarters: Hindlip, Worcester, WR3 8SP. Non-emergency phone number: 0300 333 3000

    North Wales Police

    North Wales Police serves a population of approximately 675,700, with many more seasonal visitors. It was formed in 1950 and towns covered by the force include:

  • Abersoch
  • Anglesey
  • Caernarfon
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Connah's Quay
  • Holyhead
  • Llandudno
  • Mold
  • Rhyl
  • Wrexham

    North Wales Police Headquarters; Glan Y Don, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8AW. Non-emergency phone number: 0300 330 0101

    Police Forces in the West Midlands and North West of England

    Warwickshire Police

    Warwickshire Police is the second smallest territorial police force in England and Wales after City of London. It covers a geographical area of 762 square miles, and serves 554,000 residents. With only 823 full time regular officers (as of 2017) Places covered include:

  • Alcester
  • Dunchurch
  • Ettington
  • Nuneaton
  • Royal Leamington Spa
  • Rugby
  • Stratford-upon-Avpn
  • Warwick

    Warwickshire Police Headquarters: Leek Wootton, Warwick, CV35 7QA. Non-emergency phone number: 01926 375 222

    West Midlands Police

    West Midlands Police force covers a relatively small area (348 square miles) but serves nearly 3 million people making it the second largest force in England and Wales. Places served by this force include:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Solihull
  • Sutton Coldfield
  • Walsall
  • West Bromwich
  • Wolverhampton

    West Midlands Police Headquarters: Lloyd House, Colmore Circus, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6NQ. Non-emergency phone number: 0121 626 5000

    Staffordshire Police

    Staffordshire Police force serves more than 1 million people in the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent area. It was named as the best performing police force in England and Wales in 2005/6. Places served include:

  • Burton upon Trent
  • Cannock
  • Leek
  • Lichfield
  • Stafford
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Tamworth

    Staffordshire Police Headquarters: Weston Road, Stafford, ST18 0YY. Non-emergency phone number: 01785 236 211

    Derbyshire Police

    Derbyshire Police force serves just under 1 million people in and around the Peak District and further south and geographically covers 1,000 square miles. The county is divided into two territorial divisions based in Buxton and Chesterfield. Places covered by this force include:

  • Bakewell
  • Buxton
  • Chesterfieldb
  • Derby
  • Matlock
  • Swadlincote

    Derbyshire Police Headquarters: Butterley Hall, Ripley, DE5 3RS. Non-emergency phone number: 01773 730 215

    Cheshire Constabulary

    Cheshire Police force is responsible for an area of 905 square miles, with a population of about 1 million. A constabulary was first formed in 1829. Places served by this force include:

  • Chester
  • Crewe
  • Ellesmere Port
  • Macclesfield
  • Northwich
  • Runcorn
  • Warrington
  • Widnes

    Cheshire Police Headquarters: Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road, Winsford, CW7 2UA. Non-emergency phone number: 01244 350 000

    Merseyside Police

    Merseyside Police serves a population of about 1.5 million people and the service area is 647 square kilometres making it the third smallest geographical area of responsibility. It is centred on Liverpool, but also covers:

  • Birkenhead
  • Bootle
  • Formby
  • Kirkby
  • Liverpool
  • Southport
  • Speke
  • St Helens

    Merseyside Police Headquarters: Canning Place, Liverpool, L1 8JX. Non-emergency phone number: 0151 709 6010

    Greater Manchester Police

    Greater Manchester Police is the third largest English police force. As of 2020, they employ 7,300 police officers, 350 VSC's, 606 community support officers and 2,961 members of police staff. It serves about 2.7 million people in, among other places:

  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Leigh
  • Manchester
  • Rochdale
  • Stockport
  • Stretford
  • Wigan

    Greater Manchester Police Headquarters: Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP. Non-emergency phone number: 0161 872 5050

    Lancashire Constabulary

    Lancashire Constabulary serves 1.5 million people in the North West of England. As of 2018 the force had just under 3,000 officers and 2,000 police staff. Places covered by this force include:

  • Blackburn
  • Blackpool
  • Burnley
  • Lancaster
  • Morecambe
  • Nelson
  • Preston

    Lancashire Police Headquarters: Saunders Lane, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5SD. Non-emergency phone number: 01772 614 444

    Police forces in the South East of England

    Metropolitan Police Service

    The largest force in the UK, Also known as "The Met", this force serves more than 8 million people and consists of more than 30,000 police officers. It covers 620 square miles, across 32 boroughs. Also known as 'Scotland Yard' as the headquarters used to have a rear entrance backing onto Great Scotland Yard. Among other places, people served by the Metropolitan Police live and work in:

  • Bromley
  • Central London (excluding the City of London police jurisdiction)
  • Croydon
  • Edgware
  • Enfield
  • Harrow
  • Hayes
  • Romford
  • Twickenham
  • Wembley

    The Metropolitan Police's headquarters are at: New Scotland Yard, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London, SW1A 2JL. Non-emergency phone number: 020 7230 1212.

    City of London Police

    The City of London Police force is responsible for policing within the 1.1 square mile district of the City of London, Middle, and Inner Temples. By contrast with the Metropolitan Police Service, it is the smallest territorial police force in England and Wales both in terms of geographical area and head-count. As of 2019 the force had a workforce of 1,207 staff.

    The force's headquarters are at: City of London Police HQ, PO Box 36451, 37 Wood Street, London, EC2P 2NHQ. Non-emergency phone number: 020 7601 2222.

    Kent Police

    This police force is unique in that it has a station outside of the UK (Coquelles, France). The Port of Dover maintains its own independent police force but Kent Police have statutory responsibility for policing for the entire county. The Kent Police area covers 1,443 square miles including, among others:

  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dover
  • Folkestone
  • Maidstone
  • Margate
  • Sevenoaks
  • Tonbridge

    Kent Police's headquarters are at: Sutton Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9BZ. Non-emergency phone number: 01622 690 690

    Sussex Police

    Sussex Police can be traced back to the first force established in Brighton in 1830. An interesting fact about the force is that in 1844 their chief constable was murdered by a prisoner he was interviewing, the only chief officer to suffer such a fate. Sussex Police are responsible for 1.6 million people and covers areas including:

  • Bognor Regis
  • Brighton
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • Eastbourne
  • Gatwick Airport
  • Hastings
  • Haywards Heath
  • Worthing
  • and other towns and villages.

    Sussex Police's headquarters are at: Church Lane, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2DZ. Non-emergency phone number: 01273 470 101.

    Surrey Police

    Surrey Police force covers an area of 642 square miles and was founded in 1851. It is responsible for an area to the south west of the Metropolitan Police, some areas originally part of the Metropolitan Police District. Areas are including:

  • Caterham
  • Epsom
  • Farnham
  • Godalming
  • Guildford
  • Haslemere
  • Leatherhead
  • Woking

    Surrey Police's headquarters are at: Mt Browne, Sandy Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HG. Non-emergency phone number: 01483 571 212

    Essex Police

    Essex police force is one of the largest non-metropolitan forces in the UK. It covers around 1,400 square miles and serves more than 1.7 million people with over 2,900 police officers. Essex police were the subject of the television series Police Interceptors which followed the work of the specialist Mobile Support Division. Areas covered include:

  • Basildon
  • Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Clacton
  • Colchester
  • Saffron Walden
  • Southend-on-Sea

    Essex Police are headquartered at: Sandford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6DN. Non-emergency phone number: 01245 491 491

    Hertfordshire Police

    Founded in 1841, the force consists of over 1,900 police officers, 235 PSCO's, 1,500 police staff and more than 410 special constables. Hertfordshire Police serve the towns of:

  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Hitchin
  • St Albans
  • Stevenage
  • Watford
  • Welwyn Garden City

    Hertfordshire Police are headquartered at: Stanborough Road, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6XF This is an administrative base and not a police station. Non-emergency phone number: 01707 354 000

    Thames Valley Police

    Thames Valley Police force covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire. It is one of the largest territorial forces in England, covering 2,200 square miles and a population of over 2.1 million people. In April 2011, the force adopted a Local Policing Model and is split into 12 LPA's each led by a superintendent.

    Among others, it serves the communities of:

  • Aylesbury
  • Banbury
  • High Wycombe
  • Maidenhead
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newbury
  • Oxford
  • Reading

    Thames Valley Police Headquarters: 169 Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 2NX. Non-emergency phone number: 01865 841 148

    Bedfordshire Police

    Bedfordshire Police is a relatively small force, the 8th smallest In the UK. As of 2017, the force has a workforce of 1,136 police officers, 859 police staff, 63 police community support officers, 60 designated officers and 195 special constables. It covers the areas of:

  • Bedford
  • Dunstable
  • Kempston
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Luton
  • and others.

    Bedfordshire Police Headquarters: Woburn Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK43 9AX. Non-emergency phone number: 01234 841 212

    Hampshire Police

    Hampshire Police force is responsible for policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in South East England. A separate Isla of Wight Constabulary was not formed until 1890 when the island was granted administrative county status.

    The force covers the communities of:

  • Andover
  • Basingstoke
  • Fareham
  • Farnborough
  • Isle of Wight
  • New Forest National Park
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton (Largest city in the South East)
  • Winchester
  • and others.

    Hampshire Police Headquarters: Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9SJ. Non-emergency phone number: 01962 841 534

    Police forces in the East Midlands and East of England

    Northamptonshire Police

    Northamptonshire Police (also known as Northants Police) covers a 914 square mile area in Northamptonshire with a resident population of 710,000. They respnd to more than one million phone calls a year. Places served include:

  • Corby
  • Kettering
  • Northampton
  • Towcester
  • Wellingborough.

    Northamptonshire Police Headquarters: Wootton Hall Park, Northampton, NN4 0JQ. Non-emergency phone number: 0300 011 1222

    Cambridgeshire Constabulary

    Cambridgeshire Police force serves almost a million people in Cambridge in a predominantly rural county. The constabulary works together with 11 police stations throughout the local area. Places covered by this force include:

  • Cambridge
  • Duxford
  • Ely
  • Littleport
  • March
  • Peterborough
  • Wisbech

    Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters: Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Brampton Road, Huntingdon, PE29 6NP. Non-emergency phone number: 01480 456 111

    Suffolk Constabulary

    Suffolk Police force serves a population of fewer than 700,000 people in the East Anglia region and covers an area of approx. 940,000 acres. Places covered by the force include:

  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Felixstowe
  • Ipswich
  • Lowestoft
  • Stowmarket.

    Suffolk Police Headquarters: Portal Avenue, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3QS. Non-emergency phone number: 01473 613 500

    Norfolk Constabulary

    Norfolk Police force covers an area of over 2,000 square miles in East Anglia. In 2017 they became the first police force to remove the role of Police Community Support Officer and as of 2018 there were no PCSOs in the force. Places served include:

  • Aylsham
  • Downham Market
  • Great Yarmouth
  • King's Lynn
  • Norwich
  • Swaffham
  • Wroxham
  • Wymondham

    Norfolk Police Headquarters: Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, NR18 0WW. Non-emergency phone number: 01953 424 242

    Leicestershire Police

    Leicestershire Police force was formed in 1839 and serves a population of 0.9 million in the Midlands. It was changed from Leicestershire Constabulary to Leicestershire Police in 2012. Areas covered by the force include:

  • Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • Hinckley
  • Leicester
  • Loughborough
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Oakham.

    Leicestershire Police Headquarters: St Johns, Enderby, LE19 6BX. Non-emergency phone number: 0116 222 2222

    Lincolnshire Police

    Lincolnshire Police force serves more than 700,00 people in the East Midlands. It has one of the largest geographical areas of English police forces, at 2,284 square miles. Despite the name, it does not include North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire which are covered by Humberdside. Places served by the force include:

  • Boston
  • Bourne
  • Grantham
  • Lincoln
  • Louth
  • Skegness
  • Spalding

    Lincolnshire Police Headquarters: Deepdale Lane, Nettleham, LN2 2LT. Non-emergency phone number: 01522 532 222

    Nottinghamshire Police

    Nottinghamshire Police force was established in 1840 and serves just over 1 million people in the East Midlands. Places covered by this force include:

  • Ashfield
  • Bassetlaw
  • Broxtowe
  • Gedling
  • Hucknall
  • Mansfield
  • Newark-on-Trent
  • Nottingham
  • Worksop

    Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters: Sherwood Lodge Drive, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8PP. Non-emergency phone number: 0115 967 0999

    Humberside Police

    Humberside Police force covers the East Riding area of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, and parts of Lincolnshire. A relatively new force, they were created in 1974 following a merger of previous collection of forces. Places served include:

  • Bridlington
  • Driffield
  • Goole
  • Grimsby
  • Hull
  • Market Weighton
  • Scunthorpe

    Humberside Police Headquarters: Priory Road, Hull, HU5 5SF. Non-emergency phone number: 01482 220 393

    South Yorkshire Police

    South Yorkshire Police is responsible for policing South Yorkshire and serves 1.28 million people in and around places including:

  • Barnsley
  • Doncaster
  • Maltby
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield
  • Stocksbridge
  • Thorne

    South Yorkshire Police Headquarters: Carbrook House, Carbrook Hall Road, Shefffield, S9 2EG. Non-emergency phone number: 0114 219 6905

    West Yorkshire Police

    West Yorkshire Police is the fourth largest force in England and Wales by number of officers with almost 6,000. Formerly known as the West Yorkshire Metropolitan Police, it serves over 2 million people in places including:

  • Bradford
  • Halifax
  • Huddersfield
  • Ilkley
  • Keighley
  • Leeds
  • Shipley
  • Wakefield

    West Yorkshire Police Headquarters: Laburnam Road, Wakefield, WF1 3QP. Non-emergency phone number; 01924 375 222

    Police Forces in the North of England

    North Yorkshire Police

    North Yorkshire Police force covers North Yorkshire and York. It has the 5th largest geographic area of responsibility and it serves more than 800,000 people in the area, including:

  • Harrogate
  • Malton
  • Ripon
  • Scarborough
  • Thirsk
  • Whitby
  • York

    North Yorkshire Police Headquarters: 45 Crosby Road, Northallerton, DL6 1AA. Non-emergency phone number: 01904 618 691

    Cleveland Police

    Cleveland Police is a small force. It covers an area of about 230 square miles and serves a population of 554,000 people. It has the 2nd smallest geographical territory. Places served include:

  • Brotton
  • Guisborough
  • Hartlepool
  • Middlesbrough
  • Redcar
  • Thornaby

    Cleveland Police Headquarters: Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough, TS8 9EH. Non-emergency phone number: 01642 326 326

    Durham Constabulary

    Durham Constabulary is one of the smaller forces in the UK. They operate a shared road policing and firearms team through a joint Specialist Operations Unit with Cleveland Police. Durham Constabulary serves nearly 600,00 people in places including:

  • Barnard Castle
  • Bishop Auckland
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Durham
  • Newton Aycliffe
  • Peterlee
  • Sedgefield
  • Stanhope

    Durham Police Headquarters: Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TT. Non-emergency phone number: 0345 606 0365

    Cumbria Constabulary

    Cumbria's police force covers the fifth-largest area in England and Wales. Despite this, it serves a population of just 500,000 as is a sparsely populated area. There are signigicant areas of isolated and rural communities, the county has one of the smallest visible ethnic minority populations in the country too. Places served include:

  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • Carlisle
  • Kendal
  • Keswick
  • Kirkby Stephen
  • Penrith
  • Whitehaven
  • Windermere.

    Cumbria Police Headquarters: Carleton Hall, 1-2 Carleton Avenue, Penrith, CA10 2AU. Non-emergency phone number: 0300 124 0111

    Northumbria Police

    Northumbria Police is the sixth largest force in England and Wales. Significant numbers of functions have been dispersed to various locations throughout the force area. It serves 1.4 million people in, among other places:

  • Alnwick
  • Ashington
  • Bamburgh
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Harbottle
  • Hexham
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Rothbury

    Northumbria Police Headquarters: Middle Engine Lane, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear, NE28 9NT. Non-emergency phone number: 01661 872 555

    Police Forces in Scotland

    Police Scotland

    Police Scotland is the national police force of Scotland, it was formed in 2013 with the merger of eight regional police forces and specialist services. It is the second largest police force after the Metropolitan Police Service but is by far the biggest in terms of geographic area of responsibility. Areas covered include:

  • Argyll and West Dunbartonshire
  • Ayrshire
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Edinburgh
  • Forth Valley
  • Greater Glasgow
  • Highlands and Islands
  • Lanarkshire
  • North East
  • Renfrewshire and Inverclyde
  • Tayside
  • The Lothians and Scottish Borders

    Police Scotland Headquarters: Tulliallan Castle, Alloa, FK10 4BE. Non-emergency phone number: 01786 289 070