About South Wales Police
South Wales Police is the largest police force in Wales and although geographically small, covering around 812 square miles and equating to just 10% of the geographical area of Wales, South Wales Police provides a policing service to 1.3 million people (42% of the country’s population).
South Wales is a diverse region, boasting urban, rural and coastal areas and featuring the two largest cities in Wales – Swansea and the capital city, Cardiff. The force also serves 63 of the 100 most deprived communities in Wales.
The force has almost 3000 police officers and over 2200 police staff, including Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and a team of dedicated volunteers that includes over 100 Special Constables and around 150 Police Youth Volunteers.
The roles of uniformed officers who respond to calls and PCSOs that work out in the community are probably familiar to most people. But policing involves a wide range of different functions, many of which aren’t visible to the public but are nonetheless an essential part of how we police.
Key people in South Wales Police
- : Joanna Maal, Temporary Assistant Chief Constable
- : Jenny Gilmer, Acting Deputy Chief Constable
- : Jeremy Vaughan, Chief Constable
- : Clare Jones, BSc (Hons) ICIOB – Head of Estates
- : David Thorne, Assistant Chief Constable
- : Mark Travis, Assistant Chief Constable
- : Umar Hussain, MBE, Chief Financial Officer
- : Dale Cartwright, Special Constabulary Chief Officer
- : Amanda Davies, FCIPD, Assistant Director HR
- : Mark Stevenson, Director of People and Organisational Development
- : Catherine Llewellyn, Head of Communications
- : Deborah Williams, Assistant Director, Learning Development Services
- : David Holloway-Young, Assistant Director of Finance
- : Martin Smedley, Assistant Director of Information Services
- : Siân Freeman, Strategic Procurement Lead
Neighbourhoods covered by South Wales Police
Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Bridgend, Cardiff, Swansea, Vale of Glamorgan, Gower, Gowerton, Killay North, Killay South, Lower Loughor, Mawr, Mayals, Newton (Swansea), Oystermouth, Pontardulais, St. Thomas, Sketty, Uplands, West Cross, Aberavon, Aberdulais, Allt-Wen, Baglan, Blaengwrach, Briton Ferry East, Briton Ferry West, Bryn and Cwmavon, Bryn-Coch North, Bryn-Coch South, Cadoxton, Cimla, Coedffranc Central, Coedffranc North, Coedffranc West, Crynant, Cwmllynfell, Cymmer (Neath Port Talbot), Dyffryn, Glyncorrwg, Glynneath, Godre’r Graig, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Gwynfi, Lower Brynamman, Margam, Neath East, Neath North, Neath South, Onllwyn, Pelenna, Pontardawe, Port Talbot, Resolven, Rhos, Sandfields East, Sandfields West, Seven Sisters, Tai-bach, Tonna, Trebanos, Ystalyfera, Aberkenfig, Bettws, Blackmill, Blaengarw, Bryncethin, Bryncoch, Caerau (Maesteg), Cefn Cribwr, Cefn Glas, Coity, Cornelly, Felindre, Hendre, Litchard, Llangeinor, Llangewydd and Brynhyfryd, Llangynwyd, Maesteg East, Maesteg West, Morfa, Nant-y-Moel, Newcastle, Newton (Bridgend), Nottage, Ogmore Vale, Pendre, Penprysg, Pen-y-Fai, Pontycymmer, Porthcawl East, Porthcawl West, Pyle, Rest Bay, Sarn, Ynysawdre, Baruc, Buttrills, Cadoc, Castleland, Cornerswell, Court, Cowbridge, Dyfan, Gibbonsdown, Illtyd, Llandow/Ewenny, Llantwit Major, Peterston-Super-Ely, Rhoose, St. Athan, St. Augustine’s (Penarth), St. Bride’s Major, Stanwell (Penarth), Wenvoe, Aberaman North, Aberaman South, Abercynon, Aberdare East, Aberdare West/Llwydcoed, Beddau, Brynna, Church Village, Cilfynydd, Cwm Clydach, Cwmbach, Cymmer (Rhondda Cynon Taf), Ferndale, Gilfach Goch, Glyncoch, Graig, Hawthorn, Hirwaun, Llantrisant Town, Llantwit Fardre, Llwyn-y-Pia, Maerdy, Mountain Ash East, Mountain Ash West, Penrhiwceiber, Pentre, Pen-y-Graig, Pen-y-Waun, Pontypridd Town, Porth, Rhigos, Rhondda (Hopkinstown, Maes Y Coed & Pwllgwaun), Rhydfelen Central/Ilan, Taffs Well, Ton-Teg, Tonypandy, Tonyrefail East, Tonyrefail West, Trallwng, Trealaw, Treforest, Treherbert, Treorchy, Tylorstown, Tyn-y-Nant, Ynyshir, Ynysybwl, Ystrad, Bedlinog, Cyfarthfa, Dowlais, Gurnos, Merthyr Vale, Park, Penydarren, Plymouth (Merthyr Tydfil), Town, Treharris, Adamsdown, Butetown, Caerau (Cardiff), Canton, Cathays, Creigiau/St. Fagans, Cyncoed, Ely, Fairwater, Gabalfa, Grangetown, Heath, Lisvane, Llandaff, Llandaff North, Llanishen, Llanrumney, Pentwyn, Pentyrch, Penylan, Plasnewydd, Radyr, Rhiwbina, Riverside and Pontcanna, Splott, Whitchurch and Tongwynlais, Llanharan, Llanharry, Pont-y-Clun, Talbot Green, Vaynor, Brackla, Bryntirion, Laleston and Merthyr Mawr, Coychurch Lower, Oldcastle, Pontprennau/Old St. Mellons, Rumney, Trowbridge/St Mellons, Dinas Powys, Llandough, Plymouth (Penarth), Sully, Bishopston, Bonymaen, Castle, Clydach, Cockett, Cwmbwrla, Dunvant, Fairwood, Gorseinon, Kingsbridge, Landore, Llangyfelach, Llansamlet, Morriston, Mynyddbach, Penclawdd, Penderry, Penllergaer, Pennard, Penyrheol, Townhill, Upper Loughor.