Posted: Fri 3rd Feb 2017

About North Wales Police

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 3rd, 2017


Campaign Advert

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.

Read more about this area

  • 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

PEEL Assessment

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

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.

Key facts

 

FORCE AREA

 

2,375square miles
 

POPULATION

 

0.69mpeople 3%local 10 yr change
WORKFORCE

 

76%frontline 78%national level
3.8per 1000 population 3.6national level
2%change in local workforce since 2010 15%national change since 2010
VICTIM-BASED CRIMES

 

0.05per person 0.05national level
Local 5 year trend National 5 year trend (no change)
 

COST

 

58pper person per day local 55pper person per day national

North Wales PCC

Afron-Jones-PCC-North-Wales

Arfon Jones

North Wales Police

NWP-CC-Mark-Polin-20141018
Chief Constable Mark Polin QPM, appointed in September 2009

Crime in our area

Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: [email protected]
Latest News

  • Call to help to tackle spread of invasive Chinese mitten crab in Wales
  • Opinion: Proposed 300 house development in Hawarden “places significant strain on the village’s already fragile infrastructure”
  • Call for new strategy to address rural poverty

  • More...

    Call to help to tackle spread of invasive Chinese mitten crab in Wales

    News

    Opinion: Proposed 300 house development in Hawarden “places significant strain on the village’s already fragile infrastructure”

    News

    Call for new strategy to address rural poverty

    News

    Flintshire Councillors who split from labour to form new party reveal reasons for leaving

    News

    Plan ahead for overnight closures on M56 near Manchester Airport

    News

    Former Minister calls for increased funding to rescue Welsh culture sector

    News

    North Wales MS calls for improved mental health support for parents

    News

    Synthite Fire: Pollution levels in River Alyn now “safe,” says Natural Resources Wales

    News

    North Wales Rural Crime Team leads pioneering dog DNA project to stop livestock attacks

    News