Northamptonshire Police is responsible for policing the county of Northamptonshire, covering 914 square miles and serving a population of around 741,000 people.
The county is divided into two Local Policing Areas (LPAs):
Northamptonshire West: covering Northampton, Daventry and South Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire North: covering Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire
Each LPA is led by an Operations Superintendent, who is supported by a Chief Inspector and a Detective Chief Inspector. The Chief Inspector oversees response and neighbourhood policing and the Detective Chief Inspector heads up the local CID.
The Local Policing Areas are an integral part of the Northamptonshire Police place-based policing model which comprises other commands and departments within the Force, including:
Crime and Justice
Force Control Room
Other support services and functions
Local policing teams
There are 34 dedicated neighbourhood policing teams working across the county to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour – eighteen in the north, and sixteen in the west. These teams are made up of police officers and community support workers who conduct regular patrols, local surgeries and visits in one of the two Beat Buses.
To find out more about your local neighbourhood team, who your local officers are and what they are doing to tackle crime in your area, visit our Your Area page and enter your postcode or address.