We want to keep South Wales safe and to do this we aim to be the best at understanding and responding to your needs.
We will listen to you, respond to your concerns, provide updates, and protect you by preventing and detecting crime.
Our force covers around 10% of the geographical area of Wales, but is home to more than 1.2 million people, around 42% of the country’s entire population.
We have four police divisions, also known as ‘Basic Command Units’:
- Northern BCU: Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf
- Western BCU: Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot
- Eastern BCU: Cardiff
- Central BCU: Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan
You can find out what we want to achieve each year by looking at our Annual Plan 2012-13 (207.54 kB) for 2012-13.
We also have a longer term South Wales Police Policing Plan 2011 - 2015 (1.37 MB) for the 2011-15 period.
The South Wales Police Welsh Language Scheme 2012-2015 (1.13 MB) highlights our commitment to treating the Welsh and English language equally.
These documents are available in a number of languages and formats including braille, audiotape and large print. To request an alternative version, please contact us.
Our South Wales Police Summary of Accounts 2010-11 (1.39 MB) for 2010-11 explains our policing budget in more detail.
Crime levels continue to fall across South Wales.
National Statistics on crime previously published by the Home Office are now published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) where you can find the latest incident and detection figures.
You can also find out about local crime levels using the Crime Mapper website.
For the latest reports relating to inspections of South Wales Police by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), visit the HMIC website.
All the latest planning, financial or performance updates for the force will feature in @swpolice News.