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Her Majesty’s Inspector for this force is Dru Sharpling.


Up-to-date crime, anti-social behaviour, cost and workforce data for this force can be found in our interactive Crime and Policing Comparator – see how Dyfed-Powys is performing, and how it compares with other forces in England and Wales. The Crime and Policing Comparator provides data at force level. To find out about crime in your local area, visit Dyfed-Powys’s page on

The 2013 value for money profiles provide comparative data on a wide range of policing activities. For instance: does Dyfed-Powys spend more or less than other similar forces? Does it receive fewer or more 999 calls? How does the crime rate differ from other force areas?

It is important to note that the profiles highlight what these differences are, but not why they exist. There are many reasons why (for instance) a force might spend more on a particular function than other forces, or pay its officers more. Forces and police and crime commissioners can explain these reasons; the VfM profiles aim to help you ask the right questions.

More about Dyfed-Powys

About the force


4,237 square miles


514,938 1

Force strength

3.73 full-time equivalent staff per 1,000 population 2


  • The force is responsible for policing more than half the land mass of Wales, with over 350 miles of coastline.
  • The area is primarily rural and the principal towns are Llanelli and Carmarthen.
  • The large geographical area can pose a challenge to police, as specialist officers are spread thinly and officers may have to travel relatively lengthy distances, on rural roads, to reach isolated communities.
  • An annual influx of tourists in the summer to areas such as Pembrokeshire places demands on police in the towns and villages.
  • Dyfed-Powys Police collaborates with other Welsh forces on aspects of policing, including serious and organised crime.

1. Mid-2011 estimates

2. Police objective analysis 2013/14 estimates

Local policing

To find out how to contact your local policing team, visit Dyfed-Powys’s page on

You can find out more about how your local area is policed on the force’s website

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