Our business is to help make Nottinghamshire a safer, better place to live, work and visit, and we do this in partnership with other organisations and local communities across the county.
To ensure we are close to the people we serve, policing in Nottinghamshire is divided into four main geographic areas – known as divisions – which cover one or more local authority areas.
Local policing is complemented by a range of support units and departments that operate across the force area. These include the control rooms that answer 999 and non-emergency telephone calls, our roads policing section, criminal justice, crime investigation, force intelligence directorate, our dogs and mounted sections, the forensics officers who work in our scientific support unit and the team that plans for major events and emergencies in Nottinghamshire.
To ensure we provide an efficient and effective service, our work is overseen by Nottinghamshire Police Authority. The authority is an independent body and has 17 members - seven are Nottinghamshire county councillors, two are Nottingham city councillors, three are magistrates and five are independent members of the public.