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Dyfed-Powys Police

Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for Dyfed-Powys.

This force is in the Wales and Western HMICFRS policing region.

Our PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessments give you information about how your local police force has performed in several important areas.

In our latest assessment of Dyfed-Powys, we made the following judgments:

the extent to which the force is effective at reducing crime and keeping people safe is good.

the extent to which the force operates efficiently and sustainably requires improvement.

the extent to which the force treats the public and its workforce legitimately requires improvement.

Read the full report for Dyfed-Powys Police

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

These are the latest key facts about Dyfed-Powys Police.

About the force

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.

What the force says

Connect with Dyfed-Powys Police

Dyfed-Powys Police website

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner’s website