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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 at 20 April 2018.

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. 

Vision and priorities

Our vision is to create a safer Cambridgeshire and to achieve this, we work in line with the Chief Constable’s mission and values. Although every crime is important to us, we have eight crime related priorities that we focus on tackling each year, with 2017/18 priorities being;

Chief Constable’s mission and values

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. 

Force mission

  • Preventing crime and building trust with our communities
  • safeguarding the vulnerable
  • tackling criminality
  • delivering high quality service through efficient use of resources
  • working as one team.

Force values

  • Respect
  • openness
  • integrity
  • trust
  • innovation.

Force risk management

Our Risk Issue and Opportunity (RIO) Policy sets out our approach to managing collaborative, corporate, departmental, unit, programme and project risks, issues and opportunities that may affect our objectives.

The policy is intended to provide clarity and transparency across our force, so that our Force Executive Board (FEB) and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) are clear about our forces significant risks. This is achieved under the direction of the risk review board (RRB) chaired by the Deputy Chief Constable through the force risk manager, force risk officer and departmental risk coordinators.

Force management statement

Our force management statement (FMS) is a self-assessment of the force for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and explains:

  • the current and future demand we face
  • our current ways of working, performance and the status of our workforce and assets
  • our plans to make changes to our workforce and assets
  • what gaps might still exist in our ability to meet demand

The FMS supports the HMICFRS efficiency and effectiveness inspections. 

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