We are the largest geographical police area in England and Wales, covering 4,188 square miles over the four counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys. We are proud to be one of the safest areas to live and work in the UK, and arguably the most attractive too.
The Dyfed-Powys beat boasts 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.
Imagine spending your rest days learning to surf, exploring two of the three Welsh national parks, rock-pooling, or looking down on the world from the top of Pen y Fan.
It might be beautiful, but 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 teams.