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Warwickshire Police

The Warwickshire Police is a police force situated in the West Midlands region of the UK. It covers an area of 1,977.52 square km (763.53 mi²).

Cities within the Warwickshire Police area include Birmingham and Coventry.

The city of Birmingham is located within the area of Warwickshire Police.

Towns within the Warwickshire Police area include Alcester, Atherstone, Bedworth, Coleshill, Henley-In-Arden, Kenilworth, Nuneaton, Redditch, Royal Leamington Spa, Rugby, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon, Tamworth, Warwick and Whitnash.

Map of the Warwickshire Police Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Warwickshire Police.

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The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Warwickshire Police in April 2019
Town Type Location Number of Crimes Committed
RugbytownOn or near Nightclub19
NuneatontownOn or near Croft Road17
NuneatontownOn or near Further/Higher Educational Building17
NuneatontownOn or near Supermarket16

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Warwickshire Police in March 2019
Town Type Location Number of Crimes Committed
Royal Leamington SpatownOn or near Supermarket25
RugbytownOn or near Shopping Area25
NuneatontownOn or near Further/Higher Educational Building21
BedworthtownOn or near Supermarket19
RugbytownOn or near Clifton Road19

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Warwickshire Police in February 2019
Town Type Location Number of Crimes Committed
Royal Leamington SpatownOn or near The Crest36
MancettervillageOn or near Mancetter Road23
RugbytownOn or near Allerton Road21
RugbytownOn or near Shopping Area20

Warwickshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing Warwickshire.

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Community forums

Community forums are regular meetings organised by the Warwickshire County Council Localities and Partnerships Team.

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The force is making real efforts to consult in ways that enable us to ask more incisive questions about our performance, our service, our customers' needs, and the impact of our activities, policies and procedures.

Departmental Information

The contracts and procurement department provide specialist support to the forces in all aspects related to buying supplies and services using a variety of contractual arrangements ranging from small simple orders to large scale tendering projects.

Staff stories

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Councils within Warwickshire Police

  • North Warwickshire
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth
  • Rugby
  • Stratford-on-Avon
  • Warwick

Community Safety Partnerships within Warwickshire Police

  • North Warwickshire
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth
  • Rugby
  • South Warwickshire

Senior Officer Information for Warwickshire Police

NameRankBio
Martin Jelley Chief Constable

Martin began his policing career with Norfolk Constabulary in 1988, serving 16 years with Norfolk, both in CID and operational roles, which included a secondment to the Foreign Office in 2003 and working in Malawi to help set up their police service's intelligence and crime management systems. On his return, he headed Norfolk's Anti-Corruption unit in Professional Standards, before being promoted on transfer to Suffolk Police, where he headed up Suffolk Police's Professional Standards Department.

In 2006, as Chief Superintendent and Basic Command Unit (BCU) Commander, he led the amalgamation of the Eastern and Southern policing areas in Suffolk, which encompassed the towns of Ipswich and Lowestoft.

Martin joined Northamptonshire Police from Suffolk Constabulary in October 2009. During his first two years as Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) in Northamptonshire, he was responsible for Territorial Policing. He initiated and led for the force on the first two years of Operation Guardian, a large scale, countywide initiative that significantly reduced crimes of robbery, burglary and vehicle crime in Northamptonshire. In 2011 he took on the ACC portfolio for Crime and Justice in the county. Whilst in this role he oversaw the force investigation and subsequent worldwide manhunt for the murderer of a Chinese family of four in Northampton.

Martin became Deputy Chief Constable in February 2013. In this role he led the Northamptonshire Police Programme "Aspire" which transformed policing services within tight financial restrictions.

Martin became the new Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police on 1st April 2015. In this role, with alliance partners West Mercia Police, he has set out the joint vision for building an alliance for the future and the way in which policing services will be delivered moving towards 2020.

He has been the National Policing lead for Vetting since 2010 and in 2015 became the NPCC lead for Professional Standards and Ethics. As the national portfolio holder for police vetting, Martin has overseen the introduction of Biometric vetting nationally and the development of a new College of Policing professional vetting code of practice which will be launched shortly.

Martin was awarded the Queens Police Medal (QPM) in New Years Honours in 2016.

Martin is married with two children, and his interests include rugby and skiing.

Richard Moore Deputy Chief Constable

Richard Moore was born in Northern Ireland and joined West Midlands Police when he was 20, in 1992.

During his 25 years of service, Richard has held roles as head of Local Policing for East Birmingham, Programme Director for Business Transformation, as well as roles in Counter Terrorism and crime investigation.

Richard joined Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police as Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for Protective Services, which includes responsibility for Crime Management, Forensics Services, Intelligence, Major Investigations, Operations, Protecting Vulnerable People and Specialist Operations.

He was appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police in August 2018.

Martin Evans Assistant Chief Constable

Geoff is 49 and became a police officer in 1992 when he joined the Greater Manchester Police. Originally from the rural West Country, Geoff spent the first four years working the intense city centre beat in Manchester, before working throughout the metropolitan area and specialising in leading major and serious crime investigations

Following his move to Avon and Somerset Police, Geoff served in a number of different roles which included heading up the Public Protection team and leading on a number of nationally high profile CSE cases. He spent two years as the Deputy Commander for policing in rural Somerset along with an extended period of temporary promotion to Chief Superintendent, leading the Prevention and Protection department which was responsible for safeguarding, victim and offender management.

His interests away from the Police include walking, running and dog walking. He has run the London Marathon three times raising over £30,000 for charity in the process. This year will (probably) be his last marathon when he runs out at the New York Marathon in November in a final effort to raise as much money as possible for his chosen charity 'MS Trust'.

As Assistant Chief Constable Geoff has been appointed the force lead on Shared Policing Services, which incorporates Protective Services areas of business, including Operations, OCC and Criminal Justice. He also has responsibility for the alliance in the region with the Regional Organised Crime Unit, Strategic Roads Policing, Public Order and Firearms.

ACC Wessell will work with both ACCs for Local Policing in each force and oversee the delivery of the policing services that serve both of the forces in the alliance.

Alex Franklin-Smith Chief Superintendent

Alex was appointed Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police in August 2018.

He began his career in policing in 2002, joining Surrey Police as a Police Constable where he worked in a variety of frontline uniform and detective roles up to the rank of Detective Sergeant. He joined Warwickshire Police in 2007 and became a member of the Police National High Potential Development Scheme in 2008.

Alex has experience working as a Firearms Commander, Public Order Commander and Senior Investigating Officer. He has worked in uniform and detective roles at every rank to date, and spent a year on secondment to the National Crime Agency in 2012, where he was responsible for leading a number of projects to tackle serious organised crime, terrorism and international drug trafficking.

On his return, Alex took up the post of Director of Intelligence for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police. During this time he led a programme of work which resulted in a new structure for delivering intelligence services across both forces, including the roll out of a single intelligence and single briefing and tasking system. He also led nationally on the design and implementation of new intelligence products, supporting the introduction of the UK's first ever national tasking and coordination process for law enforcement.

In 2014, Alex was asked to help Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police better understand their current and future demands. The results of this work received recognition from the College of Policing and HM Treasury, and informed the future design of local policing services across both forces. In 2015, Alex became the policing area commander for North Worcestershire responsible for leading the teams that provide 24/7 response, investigation and neighbourhood policing services. The following year he was appointed Chief Superintendent responsible for local policing services across Warwickshire Police, and responsible for delivering Criminal Justice, Custody, Communications Centre, Crime Bureau and Firearms Licensing services across Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.

Alex has Post Graduate and Masters qualifications in Leadership and Management. In his downtime he enjoys all sports and for his sins supports Southampton Football Club!

Heather Costello Mrs

In May 2018 Jeff Carruthers was appointed as Chief Finance Officer.

Jeff is a qualified accountant a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA) and Accountancy and The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). Having worked for Warwickshire County Council for the early part of his career Jeff gained wide-ranging experience in variety roles both in a central finance team and working directly with the front line service providers including head teachers, social workers and engineers, at the forefront of devolved financial management.

Jeff joined Warwickshire Police in 1997 as Systems Accountant and given the task of implementing a year 2000 (Y2K) compliant finance system. He subsequently took up roles that involved financial and business planning, budgeting and preparing the annual statement of accounts during a period of substantial change in Warwickshire Police, national policing, and the area of technical accounting and governance. Jeff was seconded to the team that prepared the business case for the proposed merger of the four regional forces; he was the finance lead for the tragic fire in a warehouse in Atherstone on Stour South Warwickshire where four of colleagues in the fire services tragically lost their lives. More recently he has worked on developing the accounting arrangements for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) and Chief Constables following the creation of the PCC and the financial accounting arrangements for the alliance. He holds a role on the national Police Pensions Board governing pension schemes administered by Kier Business Services Ltd. He has also support the National College of Policing to deliver the Senior Leadership Programme and is an active volunteer on the CIPFA 6th Form Management Team Games which aims to develop students financial and management skills using a real live scenario.

In April 2013 Jeff took up the role of Head of Accountancy and Financial Services for the alliance and in May 2018 was appointed to the new role of the Chief Finance Officer which carries statutory responsibilities as the Chief Finance Officer to the two Chief Constable's of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.

Jeff has led the finance team through significant change including the formation of the alliance and consolidating the finance team on one site using a single finance system, common policies and harmonised financial arrangements, whilst reducing the core finance team by 50%.

It is Jeff's ambition to support the people in the Finance Directorate to be the best they can be. Both he and the team are committed to delivering cost effective financial services, ensuring there is appropriate financial control and seeking out greater efficiencies to increase our front line capacity and protect people from harm.