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About the force
West Yorkshire Police serve approximately 2.2 million people living in one of the five metropolitan districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield. The physical area, of some 2000 square kilometres or 780 square miles, contains the West Yorkshire conurbation and a network of motorway and trunk roads which allow easy access to and from other population centres. The area is policed by around 5,000* Police Officers and 3,400* Support Staff, including 600* Police Community Support Officers. This makes the Force the fourth largest in the country.
* numbers are approximate and may vary.
Neighbourhoods in this force area
- Batley and Spen
- Bradford City
- Bradford East
- Bradford South
- Bradford West
- Calderdale Valleys
- Leeds City
- Leeds East
- Leeds North East
- Leeds North West
- Leeds South
- Leeds West
- Wakefield City and North West
- Wakefield East and South East
- Wakefield North East and Rural
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