|Badge of the Gwent Police.|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||Police area of Gwent in the country of Wales, United Kingdom|
|Gwent Police area within Wales|
|Sworn members||1,377 (iincluding 138 Special Constables)|
|Police and Crime Commissioner responsible||Ian Johnston|
|Agency executive||Jeff Farrar, Chief Constable|
|* Police area agency: Prescribed geographic area in the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
Gwent Police (Welsh: 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.
In 2009 Gwent Police worked with film maker Peter Watkins-Hughes to create the short film Cow as part of a campaign to stop texting while driving. The film earned honours in the Advertising Age's weekly Creativity Top 5 video. and became an overnight worldwide internet hit after being shown on the USA The Today Show television show.
Gwent Police have 4 separate policing divisions, these are:
- A Division - Newport
- B Division - Monmouthshire & Torfaen
- C Division - Caerphilly & Blaenau Gwent
- D Division - Headquarters
- "Tables for 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2013". HM Government. Office for National Statistics. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- "Cow - the film that will stop you texting and driving" (web). Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- "Creativity Top 5: 24 August 2009" (web). Retrieved 2008-08-25.
- "Graphic film about dangers of texting is internet hit"at Wales-online.co.uk
- Gwent Police
- Gwent Police and Crfime Commissiober
- Home Office circular 55-1967 announcing the force's creation