The area covered by Dyfed-Powys Police consists of more than 8,500 miles of road – with 7,500 miles of this classed as minor roads. Only three miles of the road network is motorway.
We also police two ferry terminals with daily sailings to the Republic of Ireland and providing a direct onward link with mainland Europe.
As well as policing a significant number of the major east-west road and rail links for the region, we cover all major north-south links in Wales. We share our border with three other Welsh forces, as well as West Mercia.
We are experienced in policing the area, its roads and travelling criminality linked to this. The combination of fixed and mobile ANPR cameras is invaluable in denying the criminal use of the roads.
Our roads policing unit (RPU) is committed to reducing road casualties. Officers and staff deliver a service ranging from the investigation of fatal road traffic collisions, targeted road safety campaigns addressing local and national needs, VIP and abnormal road escorts, through to providing a response service to the community.
The RPU works closely with partnership agencies and organisations, as well as colleagues in the other Welsh and neighbouring police forces in order to deliver an effective service.
We currently operate a fleet of Volvo XC70 D5 and BMW 330d patrol vehicles, together with a number of Yamaha FJR1300 motorbikes.