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Dyfed-Powys Police

Dyfed-Powys Police covers a population of 520,000. The residential population are spread across an area that is half the land mass of Wales, mainly in small rural communities. There are larger population centres, including Aberystwyth, Brecon and Cardigan.

  • Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for Dyfed-Powys
  • HMIC region: The force is in HMIC’s Wales and Western region

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PEEL Assessment

This is HMIC’s second PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessment of Dyfed-Powys Police. PEEL is designed to give the public information about how their local police force is performing in several important areas, in a way that is comparable both across England and Wales, and year on year. The assessment is updated throughout the year with our inspection findings and reports.

  • The extent to which the force is effective at keeping people safe and reducing crime: not yet graded.

  • The extent to which the force is efficient at keeping people safe and reducing crime requires improvement.

  • The extent to which the force is legitimate at keeping people safe and reducing crime: not yet graded.

    • The efficiency inspection findings were published on 20 October 2015. My overall assessment of Dyfed-Powys’ performance will be published in Spring 2016.

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      HMIC’s role in inspecting this force

      HMIC independently assesses police forces and policing across activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism – in the public interest.

      In preparing our reports, we ask the questions which citizens would ask, and publish the answers in accessible form, using our expertise to interpret the evidence. We provide authoritative information to allow the public to compare the performance of their force against others, and our evidence is used to drive improvements in the service to the public.

      Inspections in Dyfed-Powys

      There are currently no announced inspections scheduled.






      Key facts

      Force Area

      4,230 square miles


      0.52m people 5% local 10 yr change


      78% frontline 78% national level
      3.6 per 1000 population 3.7 national level
      6% change in local workforce since 2010 14% national change since 2010

      Victim-based crimes

      0.03 per person 0.05 national level
      Local 5 year trend National 5 year trend


      54p per person per day local 55p per person per day national

      Dyfed-Powys Police


      Simon Prince
      Chief Constable

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