HMIC: Dyfed-Powys Police Need to Improve

Watchdog inspects UK police forces

Dyfed Powys Police is the only Welsh force needing to improve according to the police watchdog.

HMIC's examined the effectiveness of police forces in Wales and England.

South Wales, North Wales and Gwent were rated good - but Dyfed Powys needs to improve according to inspectors.

The watchdog evaluated forces in four areas:

  • How effective is the force at preventing crime and anti-social behaviour?
  • How effective is the force at investigating crime and managing offenders?
  • How effective is the force at protecting vulnerable people and supporting victims?
  • How effective is the force at tackling serious and organised crime?

HMIC graded forces for their overall effectiveness as follows:

:: Outstanding


:: Good

Avon & Somerset, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, City of London, Cleveland, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Dorset, Essex, Greater Manchester, Gwent, Kent, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Wales, North Yorkshire, Northumbria, South Wales, Suffolk, Surrey, Thames Valley, Warwickshire, West Mercia, West Midlands, West Yorkshire and Wiltshire

:: Requires improvement

Devon and Cornwall, Dyfed-Powys, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Humberside, Leicestershire, Met Police, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Sussex

:: Inadequate


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