About North Wales Police
North Wales Police provides policing services to the areas of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham.
The police force area covers 2,375 square miles with approximately 450 miles of coastline in the north of Wales.
Although there are some more affluent areas, North Wales has a high level of poverty.
Around 0.7 million people live in the predominantly rural setting.
Its several distinct and small urban areas include the town of Wrexham.
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 also includes a major sea port.
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- Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary (HMI): Wendy Williams is HMI for North Wales
- HMIC region: The force is in HMIC’s Wales and Western region
Contact Wendy Williams
This is HMIC’s third PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy) assessment of North Wales Police.
PEEL is designed to give the public information about how their local police force is performing in several important areas, in a way that is comparable both across England and Wales, and year on year.
The assessment is updated throughout the year with our inspection findings and reports.
The extent to which the force is effective at keeping people safe and reducing crime: not yet graded.
The extent to which the force is efficient at keeping people safe and reducing crime is: good.
The extent to which the force is legitimate at keeping people safe and reducing crime: requires improvement.
Find out more about your force’s annual assessment
Connect with North Wales Police
Police and crime commissioner’s website
HMIC’s role in inspecting this force
HMIC 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.
- Most forces have achieved compliance with the Stop and Search scheme
- 2016 Value for money profiles
- Police forces urged to get back to the future
- Rape Monitoring Group: Digests and data 2015/16
- New survey reveals that people are confident in the police
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- Best Use of Stop and Search revisit – North Wales Police
- Best Use of Stop and Search – second revisits
- PEEL: Police leadership 2016
- PEEL: police legitimacy 2016
- PEEL: police legitimacy 2016 – North Wales Police
View all publications for North Wales