Police and Crime Commissioners

Your Police and Crime Commissioner gives you a say in how the police cut crime in your area.

Commissioners are the direct link between local people and their police. They set priorities for the police, allocate the policing budget and set the police precept (the council tax contribution to policing). They hire and, if necessary, fire the Chief Constable.

Commissioners are responsible for buying services from government, private and third sector organisations.

If you have a concern about the police or crime in your area you can get in touch. You should still report crime to the police on 999 or 101.

Dyfed Powys

Dyfed-Powys is the largest police force area in England and Wales. It is also the most sparsely populated.

The Dyfed-Powys police area covers Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys with almost half a million people.

The force is responsible for policing the rural communities of Mid-Wales and the urban centres of of the south, as well as an extensive road network and coastline.

The police force employs 1,171 officers and additional civilian staff, with headquarters in Carmarthen.