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Dyfed-Powys Police

Dyfed-Powys Police provides policing services to the areas of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys. The police force area covers 4,230 square miles with approximately 350 miles of coastline in the south west of Wales. Although there are some more affluent areas, Dyfed-Powys has a high level of poverty. Around 0.5 million people live in a predominantly rural setting. The area has distinct, small urban areas including the towns of Carmarthen, Llanelli, Milford Haven, and Aberystwyth. The resident population is increased by university students and the very large numbers who visit or travel through the area each year. The transport infrastructure includes a major sea port.

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  • 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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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.

 

 

Key facts

Force Area

4230 square miles

Population

0.52m people 4% local 10 yr change

Workforce

79% frontline 78% national level
3.6 per 1000 population 3.6 national level
7% change in local workforce since 2010 15% national change since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.03 per person 0.06 national level
Local 5 year trend (no change) National 5 year trend (no change)

Cost

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

Dyfed-Powys PCC

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Dafydd Llywelyn

Dyfed-Powys Police

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Chief Constable Mark Collins, appointed in December 2016

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