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Gwent Police

His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for Gwent.

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 Gwent Police, we made the following judgments:

Gwent Police is good at preventing crime and managing offenders. Gwent Police is adequate at treatment of the public, developing a positive workplace, making good use of resources and tackling workforce corruption. Gwent Police requires improvement at investigating crime and protecting vulnerable people. Gwent Police is inadequate at responding to the public.

Read the full report for Gwent Police

Mae Heddlu Gwent yn dda am atal trosedd a rheoli troseddwyr. Mae Heddlu Gwent yn ddigonol am trin y cyhoedd, datblygu gweithle cadarnhaol, defnydd da o adnoddau a mynd i'r afael a llygredd y gweithlu. Mae Heddlu Gwent angen gwella am ymchwilio i drosedd a diogelu pobl agored i niwed. Mae Heddlu Gwent yn annigonol am ymateb i'r cyhoedd.

PEEL 2021/22 – Arolygiad o Heddlu Gwent

Key facts – 2019/20

Force Area

600 square miles


0.598m people
up4% local 10 yr change


81% frontline police officers
92% national level
3.73 per 1000 population
3.69 national level
down9% 10yr change in local workforce
down5% 10yr national change

Victim-based crimes

0.06 per person
0.06 national level
up12% Local 5 year trend
up9% National 5 year trend


66p per person per day local
59p per person per day national

These are the latest key facts about 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.

More about this area – What Gwent Police says

Connect with Gwent Police

Gwent Police website

Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner’s website