The High Sheriff of Staffordshire

The High Sheriff of Staffordshire

High Sheriff Badge
Burton upon Trent
Lichfield Cathedral
Staffordshire Moorlands
Staffordshire Rural View
Stoke on Trent
The Park at Stafford
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Staffordshire is located in the heart of Britain and offers a wealth of heritage to explore from natural beauty and historic architecture to a significant industrial past. It also offers a wide range of leisure and cultural opportunities. With a population of approximately 1.1m, the county is bordered by Cheshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Derbyshire. The county town is Stafford with other major centres being Stoke on Trent, Lichfield, Tamworth, Newcastle under Lyme and Burton upon Trent.


Staffordshire Police, under the leadership of Chief Constable Chris Noble, is responsible for policing the county. Its headquarters are based at Weston Road in Stafford. Policing in Staffordshire is locally-based with 22 locations across the county.


Staffordshire has a Crown Court in Stafford presided over by The Recorder of Stafford, Her Honour Judge Kristina Montgomery QC, and a Crown Court in Stoke on Trent presided over by The Recorder of Stoke-on-Trent, His Honour Judge Paul Glenn DL.

Coroner’s Office

There is a Coroner’s Office in Stafford and in Stoke. The South Staffordshire Coroner (Interim Senior Coroner) is Mr Andrew Barkley and he is supported by three assistant Coroners in Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire – Richard Hughes, Heather Westerman and Emma Serrano.

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Ben Adams is the Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and is supported by his Deputy, Helen Fisher. The Commissioner is responsible for delivering the strategic vision and holding the Chief for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Mr Rob Barber, to account in delivering that vision.



Staffordshire Bench Chair (Elect) is Kate Fitzpatrick. Magistrates Courts are based in Cannock, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford.

Probation Service

The Staffordshire and West Midlands Community Rehabilitation Company manages low and medium risk offenders in the community, those subject to a court order and those released from prison on licence. The CRC has offices in Stafford, Tamworth, Leek, Stoke, Hanley and Longton. The National Probation Service manages high risk offenders.


There are eight prisons in Staffordshire:

HMYOI Brinsford

HMP Dovegate

HMP Featherstone

HMP Oakwood

HMP Drake Hall

HMP Stafford

HMP Swinfen Hall

HMYOI Werrington

Parliamentary Constituencies

There are 12 Parliamentary Constituencies in the county:


Cannock Chase



South Staffordshire


Staffordshire Moorlands

Stoke-on-Trent Central

Stoke-on-Trent North

Stoke-on-Trent South

Stone & Great Wyrley