The direct entry programme for Inspector and Superintendents has been suspended by the College of Policing. No further information is available at this time.

Experienced middle/senior manager looking for a change?

Do you want to live and work in an area of outstanding beauty?

Can you imagine spending your rest days learning to surf or exploring two of the three Welsh National parks, rock pooling or looking down on the world from the top of Pen y Fan?

Are you an experienced middle/senior manager or director in any sector looking for a rewarding career where you can directly help people and make a personal difference to the lives of people in all of our communities?

If you would like to join the Police Service directly at inspector level - Then Dyfed Powys Police want to hear from you!

Policing is constantly adapting to changing needs, so we are always looking for fresh, innovative, future-focused individuals. It’s likely that you’ll join us from a completely different background to policing, so your perspectives will be invaluable. The Direct Entry Programme focuses on developing leadership, management and operational aspects to equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to perform effectively.  

The force area covers 4,188 square miles over the 4 geographic counties Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire & Powys. It is geographically the largest police force in England and Wales and is regarded as one of the finest areas of great contrasts as you encounter differing landscapes from breathtaking mountains to vast golden beaches, peaceful green valleys as well as bustling market towns.

We are proud to be one of the safest areas to live and work in the UK with Aberystwyth, a town in North Ceredigion, appearing in the list of 20 safest places to live in Britain (Country Living, 2017).

We boast more than 350 miles of stunning coastline, including Barafundle – voted the World’s best beach more than once. The awe inspiring Brecon Beacons mountain range and the UK’s smallest cathedral city, St. David’s in Pembrokeshire.

Even though our area is beautiful, our diverse regions offer their own unique challenges rural crime, cross-border criminality, and the demands associated with two significant sea ports and major energy installations. The long stretches of coastline, vast mountainous areas and the many remote communities create challenges in narrowing down potential criminal pathways. And the huge boost in population over the summer months make out tourist towns swell, with implications for crime and roads policing team.

Our MISSION is 'Safeguarding Communities Together' which is teamed with our VISION of working together to provide a first class service that is visible & accessible, ensuring that our communities remain safe. Our overall ethos is to tailor the service we provide, alongside our partner organisations, to the local needs of our communities. In order to implement our mission and vision we have a core set of VALUES that are laid out in the Code of Ethics which all staff must adhere to:

  • Accountability
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Objectivity
  • Openness
  • Respect
  • Selflessness

This Programme is a fantastic opportunity for those with several years' experience in the workplace. This is a chance to use your skills and talent to help make an impact on policing, the local community and wider society in a way you never thought possible, as well as gain real policing skills in a prestigious management career.