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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.

Read more about this area

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

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HMICFRS’s role in inspecting this force

HMICFRS 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 – 2019/20

Force Area

4,237 square miles


0.52m people
up1% local 10 yr change


93% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.81 per 1000 population
3.54 national level
down1% 10yr change in local workforce
down14% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.05 per person
0.07 national level
up78% Local 5 year trend
up42% National 5 year trend


58p per person per day local
56p per person per day national

Dyfed-Powys PCC

Dafydd Llywelyn

Dyfed-Powys Police

Temporary Chief Constable Claire Parmenter

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