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Our force

Our police force is proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and help protect a population of more than 800,000. 

Our employees

We employ:

Figures correct as of May 2021. Please note these figures do not include those who work for the Joint Protective Services (JPS) or the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU).

To view information on the diversity of our workforce, visit POLICE.UK.

Force collaboration

To adapt to budget cuts and continue working efficiently, many of our teams work together with other neighbouring police forces, such as Bedfordshire Police and Hertfordshire Constabulary.

We maintain our local and frontline policing services so that we can support and protect our residents when they need us most. 

Organisational vision, mission and values

Vision

Our vision is to ‘Create a Safer Cambridgeshire’.

Mission

Cambridgeshire continues to be one of the fastest growing areas with an expected population growth of a further 25 percent by 2031. Despite this, Cambridgeshire remains one of the safest counties in the country due to our focus on safeguarding the most vulnerable, supporting victims of crime and robustly investigating and bringing offenders to justice.

We continue to look at new and better ways to deliver a policing service, which includes making the best use of new technology and working to better understand and manage demand to allow us to respond and adapt to the needs of the public and help keep people safe. 

Operational priorities

Although every crime is important to us, we have five operational priorities and four organisational priorities:

We will safeguard the vulnerable, with a focus on:

  • Domestic abuse (repeat victims and offenders)
  • Child sexual abuse and exploitation
  • Modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Fraud (repeat victims and emerging trends)
  • Serious sex offences

We will combat acquisitive crime, with a focus on targeting those responsible for committing:

  • Burglary
  • Organised acquisitive crime

We will reduce harm to communities, focusing on:

  • High harm offenders
  • Street-based knife crime
  • County lines (or groups demonstrating county line methodology) 

We will tackle serious and organised crime, with a focus on groups involved in:

  • Firearms
  • Drugs
  • Exploitation

We will increase public satisfaction by responding appropriately and improving communication with victims and witnesses as a priority, focusing on:

  • Improving public confidence
  • Maintaining call handling times
  • The timeliness of our initial response
  • Improving communication with victims and witnesses
  • Improving visibility and accessibility of policing services

Organisational priorities

People

We will focus on:

  • Attracting, retaining and rewarding our staff
  • Identifying and developing leadership
  • Developing and supporting our people
  • Ensuring our efforts to improve equality, diversity, ethics and inclusion are central to our values
  • Supporting staff wellbeing

Partnerships

The force will improve partnerships with:

  • Criminal Justice partners
  • Local Resilience Forum partners
  • Community Safety Partnerships
  • Police alliances
  • Academic partners and the College of Policing

Resources

We will focus on:

  • Corporate services, including corporate development
  • The development of an environmental strategy
  • Finance and value for money
  • Estates and fleet
  • ICT services and digital policing

Transformation

We will focus on:

  • Improving investigation standards
  • Improving data quality
  • Identifying and exploiting opportunities to improve operational and non-operational policing functions
  • Recovery from the impacts of the pandemic, by identifying opportunities to work differently

Working together to deliver an inclusive and professional policing service with:

  • Fairness
  • Integrity
  • Diligence
  • Impartiality

 

Inclusivity Statement

Everyone at Cambridgeshire Constabulary takes personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish.

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