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Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police
Coverage
Area Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Oxfordshire
Size 5,700 km²
Population 2.1 million
Operations
Formed 1968
HQ Kidlington
Officers 4,189
BCUs 5
Stations
Chief Constable Acting Chief Constable Sara Thornton
Website http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk

Thames Valley Police is one of the largest Home Office police services in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi (5,700 km²) and a population of 2.1 million. The force is responsible for the Thames Valley area covered by the ceremonial counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Image File history File links EnglandPoliceThamesValley. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Kidlington is a village and civil parish in the Cherwell district of Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. ... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... The metropolitan counties of England are counties that cover large urban areas, each with several metropolitan districts. ... The Thames Valley is generally the region that drains into the River Thames, England, but is used in a more specific term by the government. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in England and forms part of the South East England region. ... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... Oxfordshire (abbreviated Oxon, from the Latinised form Oxonia) is a county in south-east England, bordering on Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and Warwickshire. ...


In December 2003, Thames Valley Police employed over 6,000 staff, including 4,189 police officers. Its motto is Sit pax in valle tamesis (Latin: 'Let there be Peace in the Thames Valley') [1]; its slogan is reducing crime, disorder and fear. A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Look up Slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Police authority

Thames Valley Police Authority has 10 elected members, with two from Oxfordshire County Council, one from Buckinghamshire County Council, and one each from the unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Milton Keynes, Slough, Reading, Slough, Wokingham, West Berkshire, and Windsor and Maidenhead. There are three justices of the peace, one each from Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.[2] Police authority - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Map of Bucks (1904) This article is about the English county. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Bracknell Forest is a Unitary authority and borough in Berkshire in southern England. ... The Borough of Milton Keynes is a borough in England. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority (Borough of Slough) in the county of Berkshire in the south of England. ... Reading is a town and unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. ... Slough (pronounced ) is a town and unitary authority (Borough of Slough) in the county of Berkshire in the south of England. ... Wokingham is a local government district in Berkshire, England. ... West Berkshire is an local government district in Berkshire, South East England, governed by a unitary authority (West Bershire Council). ... The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a unitary authority in Berkshire, South East England. ... A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a magistrate appointed by a commission to keep the peace, dispense summary justice and deal with local administrative applications in common law jurisdictions. ...


History

The Thames Valley Police force was formed in 1968 through the amalgamation of the Buckinghamshire Constabulary, the Berkshire Constabulary, Oxford City Police, the Oxfordshire Constabulary and the Reading Borough Police. The Reading Borough Police was a police force for the borough of Reading in the United Kingdom. ...


Proposals made by the Home Secretary on March 20, 2006 would see the force stay as a single strategic police force for the area. [3] The Secretary of State for the Home Department, known as the Home Secretary, is the chief United Kingdom government minister responsible for law and order (except in Scotland). ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Locations

The headquarters of Thames Valley Police is at Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire. The force is covered by two control rooms, with the one in Abingdon covering North and South Oxon, Oxford city, Reading and West Berkshire, whilst the control room in Milton Keynes covers Buckinghamshire and east Berkshire. Kidlington is a village and civil parish in the Cherwell district of Oxfordshire in the United Kingdom. ... The River Thames at Abingdon with St. ... Milton Keynes is a purpose-built, high-technology new city in South East England. ...


The former headquarters of the Berkshire County Police at Sulhamstead House in Sulhamstead is still used by the Thames Valley Police as its training college. It is also the location of the Thames Valley Police Museum. Sulhamstead is a village and civil parish in Berkshire, England. ... The Thames Valley Police Museum is located at the White House at Sulhamstead in the English county of Berkshire. ...


There are also several Traffic Department (Roads Policing) bases at strategic locations around the force at Abingdon, Bicester, Taplow, Amersham, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Three Mile Cross and Chieveley.

Thames Valley Police station in St Aldate's, Oxford.
Thames Valley Police station in St Aldate's, Oxford.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 377 KB) Summary Thames Valley Police station in St Aldates, Oxford. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 377 KB) Summary Thames Valley Police station in St Aldates, Oxford. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ...

In the media

The most famous Thames Valley Police officer may be the fictional Inspector Morse (along with his aide, Sergeant Lewis), the main character in 13 novels by Colin Dexter and 33 television episodes by ITV. Detective Chief Inspector Endeavour Morse is a fictional character, who features in a series of thirteen detective novels by British author Colin Dexter, though he is better known for the TV series produced by Central Independent Television from 1987–2000. ... Robbie Lewis is the sidekick in the Inspector Morse crime novels by Colin Dexter and television series of the same name. ... (Norman) Colin Dexter is the British author of the Inspector Morse novels. ... ITVs Logo 2006—Present Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC. In England, Wales and southern Scotland, the channel has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of the broadcasting...


Beginning in 2003 a Sky One programme, Road Wars, followed the fourteen members of the Roads Policing Proactive Team while they carried out their duties. The unit operates high-specification unmarked Vauxhall Omegas and is tasked with "proactive" crime prevention and general traffic policing. Sky One is British Sky Broadcastings flagship entertainment channel in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. ... Road Wars is a reality television programme produced for British Sky Broadcasting and broadcast on Sky One and Sky Two. ... The Opel Omega was a large automobile from Opel, the main European subsidiary of General Motors. ...


See also

A Police Constable of West Yorkshire Police on patrol The United Kingdom is a unitary (as opposed to federal) state, and police forces, generally speaking, are organised at the level of administrative districts. ... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... The Thames Valley is generally the region that drains into the River Thames, England, but is used in a more specific term by the government. ...

References

  •   Thames Valley Police. Thames Valley Police Authority - Coat of Arms. Retrieved October 25, 2005.
  •   Thames Valley Police Authority. Who we are - Members. Retrieved January 24, 2006.

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External links


Police forces in the United Kingdom

England and Wales There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales. ...

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North West: Cheshire | Cumbria1 | Greater Manchester | Lancashire1 | Merseyside
South East: Hampshire | Kent | Surrey | Sussex | Thames Valley
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West Midlands: Staffordshire | Warwickshire | West Mercia | West Midlands
Yorkshire and the Humber: Humberside | North Yorkshire | South Yorkshire | West Yorkshire
Wales: Dyfed-Powys | Gwent | North Wales | South Wales

Scotland Bedfordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Bedfordshire and the district of Luton in England. ... Cambridgeshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire. ... Essex Police is a Home Office (territorial) police force with responsibility for policing the county of Essex in south east England. ... Hertfordshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire in England. ... The Norfolk Constabulary is the Home Office police force which covers the county of Norfolk in England. ... Suffolk Constabulary is the police force covering Suffolk in East Anglia, England. ... Derbyshire Constabulary is a police force in England covering the county of Derbyshire. ... Leicestershire Constabulary is a British police force that covers Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland in England. ... Lincolnshire Police is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire in the East Midlands of England. ... Northamptonshire Police is the police force covering Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. ... Nottinghamshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the shire county of Nottinghamshire and the unitary authority of Nottingham in the East Midlands of England. ... City Police Mounted Section officer The City of London Police is the Home Office police force responsible for the City of London, including the Middle and Inner Temple. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) (commonly referred to by its former official name of the Metropolitan Police, or colloquially as The Met; often referred to in legislation as the Police of the Metropolis) is the Home Office (territorial) police force responsible for Greater London, England, with the exception of the... Cleveland Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the area of former county of Cleveland in north east England. ... Durham Constabulary is a Home Office police force with the responsibilty of policing the county of Durham in the north east of England. ... Northumbria Police is the police force for the north English counties of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. ... Cheshire Constabulary are the police force covering the English county of Cheshire and the independent areas of Runcorn , Widnes and Warrington. ... Cumbria Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England covering the county of Cumbria. ... Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, in North West England. ... Lancashire Constabulary is the police force responsible for policing the county of Lancashire in the North West of England. ... Merseyside Merseyside Police is the police force covering Merseyside in North West England. ... Hampshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in southern England. ... Kent Police is the police force covering Kent in England, including the unitary authority of Medway. ... Surrey Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Surrey in the south of England. ... Sussex Police is the police force covering East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton and Hove in southern England. ... Avon & Somerset Constabulary is a police force in England covering the county of Somerset and the districts of South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset; these districts were the now defunct county of Avon hence the forces name. ... Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall and the unitary authorities of Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly. ... Dorset Police police force with the responsibilty of policing the English county of Dorset. ... Gloucestershire Constabulary is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire in England. ... Wiltshire Constabulary is the police force covering Wiltshire and Swindon in south-west England. ... Staffordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands of England. ... Warwickshire Police is the police force which polices Warwickshire in England. ... Categories: Stub | Law enforcement in the United Kingdom | Shropshire | Telford and Wrekin | Herefordshire | Worcestershire ... The West Midlands county The West Midlands Police is the police force covering the West Midlands county in England. ... Humberside Police is the police force for Humberside in England. ... North Yorkshire Police is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire and the unitary authority of York in northern England. ... South Yorkshire Police is the police force covering South Yorkshire in England. ... West Yorkshire Police is the police force covering West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. ... Dyfed-Powys Police (Welsh: Heddlu Dyfed Powys) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire (which make up Dyfed), and Powys in Wales. ... Gwent Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gwent) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the local authority areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen in southeast Wales. ... North Wales Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gogledd Cymru) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the preserved counties of Clwyd and Gwynedd in north Wales. ... South Wales Police (Welsh: Heddlu De Cymru) is one of the four Home Office police forces in Wales. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ...


Central Scotland | Dumfries & Galloway | Fife | Grampian | Lothian & Borders | Northern | SDEA | Strathclyde | Tayside Map showing the council areas of Scotland with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland with Dumfries and Galloway highlighted. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland with Fife highlighted. ... Grampian Police are a police force in north east of Scotland, covering the borough of the City of Aberdeen and the counties of Aberdeenshire and Moray. ... Lothian and Borders Police are the police force for the Lothian and Borders regions of Scotland, including Edinburgh, Galashiels and Livingston. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland, with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... The Scottish Drug Enforcement Agency (SDEA) is a national police agency in Scotland responsible for disrupting and dismantling serious organised crime groups; by taking the profit out of such crime and reducing the demand for such products. ... Strathclyde Park Strathclyde park is a large country park located in Strathclyde. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland with the ones in the police area highlighted. ...


Northern Ireland Image File history File links Flag_of_Northern_Ireland. ...


Police Service of Northern Ireland The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the police service that covers Northern Ireland. ...


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British Transport | Civil Nuclear | Ministry of Defence | SOCA The British Transport Police (BTP) is a non-Home Office national police service responsible for policing the railway system throughout Great Britain. ... The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC) is an armed police force that protects civil nuclear installations and substances in the United Kingdom. ... The Ministry of Defence Police (or MOD Police; MDP) is a non-Home Office police force in the United Kingdom. ... The SOCA logo;.[1] The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) is a policing agency of the United Kingdom that acts against organised crime, including the illegal drugs trade, money laundering, and people smuggling. ...


1: To amalgamate as Cumbria and Lancashire Constabulary in April 2007 Cumbria and Lancashire Constabulary is the name of the new Home Office police force responsible for Cumbria and Lancashire. ... For other uses, see April (disambiguation). ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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Thames Valley Police - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (311 words)
Thames Valley Police is one of the largest police services in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi (5,700 km²) and a population of 2.1 million.
The former HQ was at Sulhamstead House in Sulhamstead, Berkshire.
The most famous Thames Valley Police officer may be the fictional Inspector Morse, the main character in 13 novels by Colin Dexter and 33 television episodes by ITV.
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