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Encyclopedia > West Mercia Constabulary
West Mercia Constabulary
West Mercia Constabulary
West Mercia Constabulary area
Coverage
Area Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire
Size 7,408 kmĀ²
Population 1.16 million
Operations
Formed 1974 (merger)
HQ Worcester
Officers 2,422
Divisions 5
Stations
Chief Constable Paul West, QPM
Website West Mercia Constabulary

West Mercia Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England. The force area covers 2,868 square miles making it the fourth largest police area in England and Wales. The resident population of the area is 1.16 million. Image File history File links EnglandPoliceWestMercia. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... The city of Worcester (pronounced ) is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in England, situated some 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Birmingham and 29 miles (47 km) north of Gloucester. ... 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. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ... Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq...


The force is divided into five divisions and represent a very wide spread of policing environments from densely populated urban conurbations on the edge of Birmingham and the city of Worcester to sparsely populated rural areas found in the rest of the force area.


Police officer strength in March 2005 was 2,422.


In 2005 the police force was rated the best of the Home Office forces in England and Wales by the government. 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. ...


The headquarters of this constabulary is in Worcester. Its logo combines the heraldry of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Shropshire. The city of Worcester (pronounced ) is a city and the county town of Worcestershire in England, situated some 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Birmingham and 29 miles (47 km) north of Gloucester. ... Rampant redirects here. ...


The force was formed on October 1, 1967, by the merger of the Worcestershire Constabulary, Herefordshire Constabulary, Shropshire Constabulary and Worcester City Police. [1] [2] It lost territory to West Midlands Police when that was constituted on April 1, 1974. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The West Midlands county The West Midlands Police is the police force covering the West Midlands county in England. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


West Mercia is a partner, alongside three other forces, in the Central Motorway Police Group. The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) is a co-operative operation between four police forces in the West Midlands of England. ...

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Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county and unitary district (known as County of Herefordshire) in the West Midlands region of England. ... Shropshire (abbreviated Salop or Shrops) is an English county in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. ... Telford and Wrekin is a borough in the West Midlands region of England. ... Worcestershire (pronounced ; abbreviated Worcs) is a county located in the West Midlands region of central England. ...

Merger plans

In November 2005 the government announced major reforms of policing in England and Wales, which raised the prospect of West Mercia Constabulary being merged with other forces in the West Midlands region.


Under final proposals made by the Home Secretary on February 6, 2006, it would merge with Staffordshire Police, Warwickshire Constabulary and West Midlands Police to form a single strategic force for the West Midlands region. This came under particular criticism from West Mercia Constabulary, especially as it was rated the best force in the country. Instead, the constabulary wishes to remain a separate force. The proposals are also unpopular with many of the local authorities in the West Mercia area. As of July 12, 2006 the merger plans have been put on hold. 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). ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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 Home Office police force responsible for policing Warwickshire in England. ... The West Midlands county The West Midlands Police is the police force covering the West Midlands county in England. ... The West Midlands is a geographical term describing the western half of central England, known as the Midlands. ...


The new Home Secretarty John Reid (2006)has put plans back to merge the force and the plans may be scraped all together.

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There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... 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. ...

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BBC News Online logo The BBC News Website in February 2006. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 2 is the 336th day (337th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... 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. ... 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. ... Cheshire Constabulary are the police force covering the English county of Cheshire and the independent areas of Runcorn , Widnes and Warrington. ... 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. ... Cleveland Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the area of former county of Cleveland in North East England. ... Cumbria Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England covering the county of Cumbria. ... Derbyshire Constabulary is a police force in England covering the county of Derbyshire. ... 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. ... Durham Constabulary is a Home Office police force with the responsibilty of policing the county of Durham in the north east of England. ... Essex Police is a Home Office (territorial) police force with responsibility for policing the county of Essex in south east England. ... Gloucestershire Constabulary is the police force covering the non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire in England. ... Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, in North West England. ... Hampshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in southern England. ... Hertfordshire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the county of Hertfordshire in England. ... Humberside Police is the police force for Humberside in England. ... Kent Police is the police force covering Kent in England, including the unitary authority of Medway. ... Lancashire Constabulary is the police force responsible for policing the county of Lancashire in the North West of England. ... 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. ... Merseyside Merseyside Police is the police force covering Merseyside in North West England. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the Home Office police force responsible for Greater London, with the exception of the square mile of the City of London. ... The Norfolk Constabulary is the Home Office police force which covers the county of Norfolk 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. ... Northamptonshire Police is the police force covering Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. ... Northumbria Police is the police force for the north English counties of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. ... 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. ... South Yorkshire Police is the police force covering South Yorkshire in England. ... Staffordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands of England. ... Suffolk Constabulary is the police force covering Suffolk in East Anglia, England. ... 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. ... 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. ... Warwickshire Police is the police force which polices Warwickshire in England. ... The West Midlands county The West Midlands Police is the police force covering the West Midlands county in England. ... West Yorkshire Police is the police force covering West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom. ... Wiltshire Constabulary is the police force covering Wiltshire and Swindon in south-west England. ... 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. ... 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 Police is the police force for the Scottish council areas of Argyll and Bute, City of Glasgow, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. ... Map showing the council areas of Scotland with the ones in the police area highlighted. ... The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the police service that covers Northern Ireland. ... 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. ...


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Article about "Mercia" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (974 words)
Mercia, or Mark, was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, in what is now England, in the region of the Midlands, with its heart in the valley of the Trent and its tributary streams.
The power of the West Saxons under Egbert was rising during this period, however, and in 825 Egbert defeated the Mercian king Beornwulf (who had overthrown Ceolwulf in 823) at Ellendun.
The Danes drove Burgred, the last king of Mercia from his kingdom in 874 and in 886, the eastern part of the kingdom became part of the Danelaw, while the western portion was occupied by Wessex.
West Mercia Constabulary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
West Mercia Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England.
The headquarters of this constabulary is in Worcester.
West Mercia is a partner, alongside three other forces, in the Central Motorway Police Group.
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