Protect and reassure – that’s what we are all about. We are proud to be part of the community and we work as part of our community to keep Gwent safe.
We want our residents, businesses and visitors to be confident in our ability to prevent and tackle crime.
We cover an area of 600 square miles, including the five local authority areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. With a mix of rural and urban communities, our area also includes key routes such the M4 through south Wales. We also police the main route into Wales from England – the Prince of Wales Bridge.
We have nearly 2,500 staff with police officers the largest group of our staff, with an additional 60 special officers volunteering their time to support us.
Our highly skilled front-line policing teams use their local knowledge, specialist skills and the latest technology to prevent crime, and to catch criminals. From serious organised crime to domestic burglars, protecting our most vulnerable community members is at the heart of what we do.
While a great deal of our day to day work is in our local neighbourhoods, we also tackle the most sophisticated of crimes such as cyber-crime which is a growing area of concern for us all.
And behind the scenes we have a wealth of experience and knowledge enabling our police teams by offering legal, scientific or business support.
We also work with other forces within Wales and across the border to England to make the best use of our resources. Whether its air support, firearms teams or forensics, working together can make us more efficient.
So whether you want to know more about how we work, what you can do to keep yourself safe or you are thinking of joining us we are always pleased to share our work.