Constabulary intent: to inspire trust, confidence and pride by:

  • serving the public and placing them at the heart of everything they do
  • making decisions based on their values, principles and doing the right thing
  • having capable, motivated and professional people working for the Constabulary
  • Being financially sound, sustainable and resilient, with the right technology, estate and equipment.

Constabulary values and principles: In doing this, the Constabulary will:

  • act with honesty, integrity and humanity
  • listen, learn and improve
  • be responsive
  • take responsibility for what we do and how we do it
  • thrive through changes, challenges, collaborations and opportunities
  • be creative, innovative and adaptable
  • work together and achieve as one team
  • promote and value leadership at all levels.

Gloucestershire Constabulary is the second oldest County Police Force in the UK.  The force covers about 1,000 square miles and is home to the Cotswolds, Royal Forest of Dean and Severn Vale and also includes the urban centres of Cheltenham and Gloucester.

The Force serves a population of around 600,000 people, in a county which incorporates two royal households, two airports, a university, part of the M5 motorway and a number of large employers, including GCHQ. It also hosts several major events and has been a national pilot site for the badger cull which create peaks in demand for its resources. For more information about the policing environment, please look at Summary of Policing.