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The force is made up of 7,249 police officers, supported by 3,086 police staff, 345 special constables and 690 police community support officers (PCSOs).
The force is divided into 8 neighbourhood policing units (NPUs), each headed by a Chief Superintendent, who is responsible for the overall policing and management of the area.
The 8 NPUs are divided into neighbourhoods, each policed by a dedicated neighbourhood team. Each team contains police officers, police community support officers and special constables. Neighbourhood policing is supported by a range of force-wide specialist teams.
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