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Thames Valley Police Force

Thames Valley Police Force is one of the largest police forces in England and the largest non-metropolitan one, covering 2200 sq mi and a population of 2.1 million. They are responsible for the area covered by the ceremonial counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. The force was formed through the amalgamation of the Buckinghamsire Constabulary, the Berkshire Constabulary, Oxford City Police, the Oxfordshire Constabulary and the Reading Borough Police in 1968.

The headquarters of the Thames Valley Police is at Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxfordshire.

The former HQ was at Sulhamstead House in Sulhamstead Abbots, Berkshire. From 1949 to 1968, the house was owned by the Berkshire County Police force and became their headquarters in 1952. Following the merge of the Berkshire County Police into the Thames Valley force, the house took on the additional role of being the force's training college. This is also the location of the Thames Valley Police Museum.

In December 2003 Thames Valley Police employed over 6000 staff, including 4,036 police officers

Their motto is reducing crime, disorder and fear.

See also: Thames Valley

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