Dyfed-Powys Police is good at reducing crime and preventing offending. The force is good at investigating offending. It is good at tackling anti-social behaviour.
HMIC found that Dyfed-Powys Police works effectively to cut crime. Crime levels in the area are below those across England and Wales as a whole, and they have fallen at a similar rate to the national picture over the last four years. However, the anti-social behaviour rate is higher in Dyfed-Powys than England and Wales as a whole.
Tackling anti-social behaviour is a clear priority and there is a commitment at all levels of the force to understanding local concerns and tackling anti-social behaviour. The force works well with local partners to cut crime and anti-social behaviour, and to provide support to victims.
Further insights on effectiveness
The domestic abuse inspection found that the public could have confidence that Dyfed-Powys was committed to providing a good response and taking robust action with regard to perpetrators. However, the inspection found that there were a number of different routes through which a domestic abuse incident may be dealt with by the police, which caused confusion and resulted in a lack of clarity as to who was responsible for managing the risk, safety planning, victim contact and supervision.
The crime inspection found that while the force had specialist assets to tackle organised crime groups, all staff understood that they have a role to play in this by submitting intelligence and working with partners to protect the community.