Who We Are and What We Do

Cheshire Constabulary is committed to delivering an open and transparent service whenever possible and it is our intention to publish information on our publication scheme that the public has an interest in viewing.

However, this must be balanced against the need of the constabulary to fulfil its core function of law enforcement - preventing and detecting crime and protecting life and/or property. As such, it must be recognised that there is no public interest in the publication of certain information since this will compromise the force's ability to enforce the law.

Although Cheshire Constabulary is obliged to review all Freedom of Information requests on a case-by-case basis, sensitive information - such as ongoing investigations, intelligence and the use of related operational techniques - must be protected. These are fundamental to the maintenance of a just and safe society. With this in mind, Cheshire Constabulary will, when appropriate, apply reasonable consideration to the use of key exemptions.

Cheshire Constabulary follows the processes and guidance laid out by the National Police Chiefs Council College of Policing

Force Areas and Local Policing Teams

Cheshire Constabulary is comprised of eight Local Policing Units or LPUs; Chester, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Macclesfield, Northwich, Runcorn, Warrington and Widnes.

View a Neighbourhood Map of the Force Areas and Neighbourhood Policing Teams

Cheshire Contabulary Organisational Chart

Cheshire Constabulary Organisational Chart

Chief Officers and Senior Staff profiles

Read profiles of our Chief Police Officers and Senior Staff

Relationships with other authorities

View a list of other authorities we work in partnership with.

Force Staffing Numbers

Staffing Numbers 2018 - 2019

Please note: the above statistics will be updated on a quarterly basis.

We share the majority of our information with housing agencies, local authorities and other emergency services. We share information for a number of reasons, ranging from improving operational policing and the effectiveness of associated agencies to providing reassurance and improving public confidence. As a force we are always looking to share information where necessary and feasible, in order to achieve stronger and closer links with our partner agencies and in turn improving the service provided by those agencies and Cheshire Police as a whole. In some cases we have a statutory obligation to share information whereas we are often supported by the Crime and Disorder Act, the Data Protection Act and Section 6 of the Management of Police Information (MoPI) Guidance. Please see below a list of Information Sharing Agreements:

Information Sharing Agreements

Armed Forces Community Support Hub

Cardiff Model (Drink Analysis)

Cheshire East Family Focus (Troubled Families) - Payment by Results

Cheshire West & Cheshire Integrated Early Support - Local Evaluation (Benefits Realisation)

Cheshire West & Cheshire Troubled Families - Payment by Results

Children's Care Home Providers

CWAC Troubled Families University of Chester Evaluation

Equity Housing (Registered Social Landlord)

Halton BC Troubled Families University of Chester Evaluation

Halton Troubled Families - Payment by Results

Magenta Living (Registered Social Landlord)

Northwest Regional Ambulance Service (NWRAS or NWAS)

One Vision (Registered Social Landlord)

Operation Beacon - EP Community Triage

Operation Encompass (Safeguarding)


Regenda (Templar Housing) (Registered Social Landlord)

Remedi (Restorative Justice / Victim Support)

Riverside Housing Association - Eastern (Registered Social Landlord)

Runcorn Shop Watch

Sanctuary Housing Association (Registered Social Landlord)

Urinating in Public, Trading Standards CWAC

Warrington Community Safety Partnership (Data Analysis)

Warrington Complex Families - Payment by Results

Warrington Partnerships,  Crime & Disorder

Your Housing Group (Registered Social Landlord)

Cheshire Constabulary's Professional Standards Department exists to thoroughly and impartially investigate all complaints made against Cheshire Constabulary personnel by members of the public.

We encourage you to give us feedback. If you would like to make a complaint, compliment us or give us feedback on the website, please visit the relevant pages.

Cheshire Constabulary has a Sponsorship Policy which details the Force’s approach and guidelines on external funding.

Cheshire Constabulary also publish details of:

Private Company Sponsorship 2011-2012

Private Company Sponsorship 2010 2011

Police investigations are conducted with due regard to the confidentiality and privacy of victims, witnesses and suspects.

Such investigations may also frequently involve the use of policing tactics or techniques that, if widely known, would hinder the ability of the police service to prevent and detect crime. It is further recognised that the release of information concerning current investigations may compromise any subsequent court proceedings.

For these reasons the police service will, in most cases, seek to apply an exemption to prevent the release of information concerning investigations when requested under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Whilst adopting this general position, there is full recognition that in some cases there will be significant and compelling issues of public interest that require the disclosure of information. However, to override issues of personal privacy and possible harm to individuals involved in the investigation, this public interest must be significantly more than mere curiosity or interest in a particular investigation.

In order to ensure that these public interest issues are fully considered, all applications for information concerning investigations will be considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Contact details

In an emergency you should telephone 999. You should dial 999:

  • When there is a danger to life
  • When violence is used or threatened
  • When a serious crime is in progress or likely to occur
  • When a suspect for a serious crime is nearby
  • When there has been a road crash injuring someone or causing danger to others
  • When a person who is especially vulnerable needs assistance.

The police operator will need to take your name, address and details of what happened. It is important we get all the information so that we can send the right resources to you if needed.

For all non-emergency calls to Cheshire Constabulary dial 101.

For more details on Emergency and Non-Emergency numbers, please visit our Contact Page.

The address for Police Headquarters is:
Cheshire Constabulary Headquarters
Clemonds Hey
Oakmere Road

Find details of addresses, maps, phone numbers and opening times of Cheshire Police Stations.

Each of Cheshire’s Local Policing Units has a phone number and email address. Please go to the Neighbourhood Policing Page to find out who is responsible for policing where you live.