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HMICFRS is consulting on our proposed fire and rescue services inspection programme

Please give us your views by 5pm on Friday 29 November 2019.

Gwent Police

Gwent Police provides policing services to the county of Gwent. The police force area covers 600 square miles with approximately 50 miles of coastline in the south of Wales. Although there are some more affluent areas, Gwent has a high level of poverty. Around 0.6 million people mainly live in the urban centres which include the city of Newport, and the towns of Ebbw Vale, Monmouth and Cwmbran. The resident population is increased by university students and the large numbers who visit or travel through the county each year. The transport infrastructure includes a sea port.

Read more about this area

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

Contact Wendy Williams (e-mail address)

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

Force Area

599 square miles

Population

0.59m people 5% local 10 yr change

Workforce

89% frontline
3.37 per 1000 population
17% change in local workforce since 2010

Victim-based crimes

0.13 per person
Local 5 year trend

Cost

57p per person per day local

Gwent PCC

Jeff-Cuthbert-PCC-Gwent
Jeff Cuthbert

Gwent Police

Chief Constable Pam Kelly, appointed in August 2019

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