West Mercia is the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales. The force area is divided into five territorial policing areas, which match the boundaries of our local authorities.
While West Mercia is predominantly rural, it also contains some densely populated urban areas and many market towns. To ensure we strike the right balance between addressing national and local policing priorities, the force focuses its activities on three priority areas:
- Protecting the public
- Making the difference
Keeping Crime Low
Communities within West Mercia experience low levels of crime. This success has been achieved through our investment in local policing and the development of effective working partnerships with our local authority partners, our communities and other criminal justice agencies.
The force is the proud holder of the prestigious Investors in People award, as well as the Disability Two Ticks award. It has also been adjudged a top-100 employer by Stonewall.
West Mercia's policing strategy has been designed to build upon more than a decade of successful community policing. Delivery of this strategy will build a stronger and safer West Mercia.
Find out more about West Mercia from the sections below:
ACPO Working Group On Armed Policing
Find out more about West Mercia's role as hosts of the Secretariat for this ACPO unit.
Police Band And Choirs
Learn more about the Band of West Mercia Police, the Hereford Police Male Choir and the Shrewsbury Police Male Choir.