Gwent Police

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Gwent Police
Heddlu Gwent
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Badge of the Gwent Police.
Agency overview
Formed 1967
Preceding agencies
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* Police area of Gwent in the country of Wales, United Kingdom
Police Wales Gwent.svg
Gwent Police area within Wales
Size 1,554 km²
Population 556,600
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Croesyceiliog
Sworn members 1,377 (iincluding 138 Special Constables)

[1]

Police and Crime Commissioner responsible Ian Johnston
Agency executive Jeff Farrar, Chief Constable
Divisions
Facilities
Stations 22
Website
www.gwent.police.uk
Footnotes
* 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.

History[edit]

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 Carmel Napier.

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.[2] The film earned honours in the Advertising Age's weekly Creativity Top 5 video.[3] and became an overnight worldwide internet hit after being shown on the USA The Today Show television show.[4]

Policing Divisions[edit]

Gwent Police have 4 separate policing divisions, these are:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tables for 'Police workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2013". HM Government. Office for National Statistics. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cow - the film that will stop you texting and driving" (web). Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Creativity Top 5: 24 August 2009" (web). Retrieved 2008-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Graphic film about dangers of texting is internet hit"at Wales-online.co.uk

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