Gwent Police


Gwent Police

Infobox Law enforcement agency
agencyname = Gwent Police
nativename = Heddlu Gwent
badge = Gwentpolice.gif
imagesize = 192
formedyear = 1967
preceding2 =



mapcaption = Gwent Police area within Wales
sizearea = 1,554 km²
sizepopulation = 556,600
country = United Kingdom
police = Yes
local = Yes
overviewbody = Gwent Police Authority
headquarters = Croesyceiliog
sworn = 1,453
unsworn =
chief1name = Mick Giannasi
chief1position = Chief Constable
officetype = Division
officename = collapsible list |A - City of Newport|B - Monmouthshire & Torfaen|C - Caerphilly & Blaenau Gwent|D - HQ
stationtype = Station
stations = 22
website = http://www.gwent.police.uk

Gwent Police ( _cy. Heddlu Gwent) is the territorial police force responsible for policing the local authority areas of Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen in southeast Wales.

It was formed in 1967 by the amalgamation of Monmouthshire Constabulary and Newport Borough Police. In 1974 its area was realigned to cover the new administrative county of Gwent. In 1996, the force's area was expanded to cover the former Rhymney Valley district area as a consequence of it becoming part of the Caerphilly county borough, in order to incorporate the entirety of the county borough in the police area.

The Force has its headquarters at Croesyceiliog in Cwmbran. The Chief Constable is Mick Giannasi.

ee also

*List of police forces in the United Kingdom
*Policing in the United Kingdom

External links

* [http://www.gwent.police.uk/ Gwent Police]
* [http://www.gwentpa.police.uk/ Gwent Police Authority]
* [http://www.knowledgenetwork.gov.uk/HO/CircularsOld.nsf/61c122fd38dc829380256d4f0037d98f/328a23d8da9e8d4180256d7300435851/$FILE/Home%20Office%20Circular%20055%20-%201967.pdf Home Office circular 55-1967 announcing the force's creation]


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