50 Years of Gwent Police

Take a step back in time with us...

We're proud to announce this April we turned the grand age of 50!

During the first week of the month we took a trip down memory lane to celebrate 50 years of Gwent Police.

On the 1st of April 1967, as a result of a government decision to reduce the number of police forces in England and Wales, Newport Borough Police and Monmouthshire Constabulary were amalgamated to form Gwent Police.

Over the past few months officers, serving and retired came together to share their memories and experiences about life in the force over the decades.

It is hard to imagine where the time has gone but our police family has changed tremendously over the years. Technology has advanced to transform how we work today and assist us to solve crimes quicker, however our passion and commitment to keep our communities safe has remained.

We invite you to follow our #50yearsofGP campaign and celebrate this milestone with us and see how far the force has progressed through the ages.

During the week of celebrations we sent out social media posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages, complete with pictures from vintage police cars to quirky old equipment.

Policing is not only about the dedication of its officers and staff but also about the help and support of the local community and we'd like to say a big thank you to all.

Why not take a step back in time with us, take a look... #50yearsofGP