Thames Valley Police is the largest non-metropolitan police force in England and Wales. Serving diverse populations across three counties: Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, the force serves over 2.34 million people. The whole area served is over 2,200 square miles and is split into 12 policing areas including Oxford, Milton Keynes and Reading.
The population has grown by ten percent in the last ten years and the force is also responsible for policing 196 miles of motorway.
Working closely with neighbouring forces, Thames Valley Police have shared a Joint Operations Unit (JOU) with Hampshire Constabulary since 2011. The JOU includes the roads policing unit, dogs unit, firearms capability, mounted unit, operational support and marine unit.
Thames Valley Police also collaborates on a regional basis for Counter Terrorism (Counter Terrorism Policing South East) and Serious and Organised Crime (South East Region Organised Crime Unit). For these regional structures we work with the forces of Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex.