List of police forces of the United Kingdom
This is a list of the 45 territorial police forces and 3 special police forces of the United Kingdom. It does not include non-police law enforcement agencies or bodies of constables not constituted as police forces.
For a list of all law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom and its territories, see List of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom, Crown dependencies and British Overseas Territories.
|Force||Area responsible for||Number of police officers||Budget (millions)||Area size (km²)||Formed||Legal jurisdiction||Type|
|Avon and Somerset Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Somerset and unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire||2,630||£285.0 ||4,777||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Bedfordshire Police||Unitary authorities of Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton||1,136||£91.2||1,024||1966||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|British Transport Police||National Rail network, Docklands Light Railway, Glasgow Subway, London Underground, Midland Metro, Tramlink and the Sunderland line of the Tyne and Wear Metro||3,028||£187.7 [SPF 1]||-||1948 as BTCP||On railway land, request from another police force and certain other circumstances, in England, Wales and Scotland only||Special police force|
|Cambridgeshire Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire and unitary authority of Peterborough||1,332||£116.0||3,389||1965||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Cheshire Constabulary||Unitary authorities of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington||2,010||£157.4||2,155||1857||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|City of London Police||City of London||676||£62.9||2.6||1839||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Civil Nuclear Constabulary||Civilian nuclear facilities||1,310||£51.0 [SPF 2]||-||2005||Civilian nuclear facilities (and up to 5 km of those), when guarding nuclear material, and when on business relevant to nuclear material||Special police force|
|Cleveland Police||Unitary authorities of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees||1,274||£119.7||597||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Cumbria Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Cumbria||1,108||£94.0||6,768||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Derbyshire Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Derbyshire and unitary authority of Derby||1,740||£151.6||2,625||1967||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Devon and Cornwall Police||Non-metropolitan county of Devon and unitary authorities of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Plymouth and Torbay||2,921||£256.8||10,270||1967||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Dorset Police||Non-metropolitan county of Dorset and unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole||1,276||£107.8||2,653||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Durham Constabulary||Unitary authorities of County Durham and Darlington||1,138||£112.3||2,676||1839||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Dyfed-Powys Police||Principal areas of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys||1,159||£83.6||10,976||1968||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Essex Police||Non-metropolitan county of Essex and unitary authorities of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock||2,857||£242.2||3,670||1969||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Gloucestershire Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire||1,055||£95.7||3,150||1839||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Greater Manchester Police||Metropolitan county of Greater Manchester||6,237||£524.1||1,276||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Gwent Police||Principal areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen||1,154||£110.7||1,555||1967||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Hampshire Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Hampshire, unitary authorities of the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton||2,861||£281.9||4,149||1967||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Hertfordshire Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Hertfordshire||1,940||£171.4||1,643||1841||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Humberside Police||Unitary authorities of East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire||1,665||£164.9||3,517||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Kent Police||Non-metropolitan county of Kent and unitary authority of Medway||3,255||£257.9||3,736||1857||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Lancashire Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Lancashire and unitary authorities of Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool||2,850||£252.6||3,075||1839||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Leicestershire Police||Non-metropolitan county of Leicestershire and unitary authorities of the Leicester and Rutland||1,772||£154.7||2,538||1967||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Lincolnshire Police||Non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire||1,099||£90.4||5,921||1856||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Merseyside Police||Metropolitan county of Merseyside||3,484||£307.3||645||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Metropolitan Police Service||Metropolitan Police District (London region excluding the City of London)||30,871||£2,532.7 (£2.5 billion)||1,578||1829||England and Wales (includes Scotland and Northern Ireland for officers on close protection duties)||Territorial police force|
|Ministry of Defence Police||Military establishments||2,594||£363.4 [SPF 3]||-||1971||Military buildings, property & employees, on request by another police force and certain other circumstances||Special police force|
|Norfolk Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Norfolk||1,519||£131.3||5,371||1839||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|North Wales Police||Principal areas of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham||1,487||£124.8||6,172||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Northamptonshire Police||Non-metropolitan county of Northamptonshire||1,178||£110.3||2,364||1966||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Northumbria Police||Metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear and unitary authority of Northumberland||3,245||£270.1||5,553||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|North Yorkshire Police||Non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire and unitary authority of York||1,320||£127.6||8,310||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Nottinghamshire Police||Non-metropolitan county of Nottinghamshire and unitary authority of Nottingham||1,842||£177.6||2,160||1968||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Police Service of Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||6,621||£962.7 [NI 1]||13,843||2001||Northern Ireland||Territorial police force|
|Police Service of Scotland||Scotland||17,170||£1,064.8 (£1.1 billion)||78,772||2013||Scotland||Territorial police force|
|South Wales Police||Principal areas of Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and the Vale of Glamorgan||2,890||£232.1||2,074||1969||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|South Yorkshire Police||Metropolitan county of South Yorkshire||2,472||£239.6||1,552||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Staffordshire Police||Non-metropolitan county of Staffordshire and unitary authority of Stoke-on-Trent||1,595||£170.9||2,713||1968||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Suffolk Constabulary||Non-metropolitan county of Suffolk||1,096||£101.9||3,801||1967||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Surrey Police||Non-metropolitan county of Surrey||2,009||£180.6||1,663||1851||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Sussex Police||Non-metropolitan counties of East Sussex and West Sussex and unitary authority of Brighton and Hove||2,550||£237.1||3,783||1968||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Thames Valley Police||Non-metropolitan counties of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Milton Keynes, Reading, Slough, Wokingham, West Berkshire and Windsor and Maidenhead||4,077||£344.4||5,742||1968||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Warwickshire Police||Non-metropolitan county of Warwickshire||823||£80.1||1,975||1840||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|West Mercia Police||Non-metropolitan county of Worcestershire and unitary authorities of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin||2,017||£184.3||7,408||1967||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|West Midlands Police||Metropolitan county of the West Midlands||6,535||£521.8||902||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|West Yorkshire Police||Metropolitan county of West Yorkshire||4,826||£396.0||2,029||1974||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
|Wiltshire Police||Unitary authorities of Swindon and Wiltshire||966||£108.0 [E 1]||3,485||1839||England and Wales||Territorial police force|
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