West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire, England. It is the fourth largest territorial police force in England and Wales by number of officers.

West Yorkshire Police
MottoIn the Public Service
Agency overview
Formed1974
Preceding agencies
Employees9,853
Volunteers403[1]
Annual budget£396.0 million[1]
Legal personalityPolice force
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionWest Yorkshire, England
Map of West Yorkshire Police's jurisdiction
Size2,029 km²
Population2,108,000
Legal jurisdictionEngland & Wales
Constituting instrument
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed by
HeadquartersWakefield
Constables5,062 (including 493 Special Constables)[2]
Police Community Support Officers689[2]
Mayor responsible
Agency executive
  • John Robins, Chief Constable
Divisions5
Facilities
Stations41
Website
www.westyorkshire.police.uk

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