Report Crime With South Wales Police

✅ Article By Anne-Marie Pearman & Reviewed By Zeynep Topcu

Although only covering around 10% of the geographical area of Wales, the South Wales Police Force area is home to 1,250,000 people, about 42% of the entire population of the country.

South Wales Police is the largest police force in Wales. 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 3,000 police officers and over 2200 police staff, including Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) and a team of dedicated volunteers, including over 200 Special Constables and around 200 Police Youth Volunteers.

Visit the South Wales Police Crime Reporting page to find details on how to report a crime.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Call 999 right away for any emergency, such as:

  • You are witnessing a crime or someone in extreme danger.
  • A serious offence is in progress, or the offender is still at the crime scene.
  • Someone is causing damage to a property.

When you are in danger and can't speak, Please follow the steps below:

Call 999 from your cell phone:

  1. Police won't be able to track your location, so you may cough, press some keys or provide any clue to locate you.
  2. Press 55 when prompted, and a Police officer will be able to listen to the voice coming through the phone.
Call 999 from the Landline:
  1. Police can track your location even if you don't speak.
  2. They will be able to hear your background noises and send an immediate rescue if they a suspect any danger.

Non-Emergency Crime Reporting

Call 101 when it is less urgent, but you need to report a crime or an offence such as:

  • Stolen Car
  • Property Damaged
  • Drug Dealing
  • Traffic Accident

Textphone Service

In case you have hearing or speech impairment:

  • Use TextPhone Service 18000 for Emergency Situations.
  • Use TextPhone Service 18001101 for Non-Emergency Situation.

Contact CrimeStoppers

To anonymously report a crime or suspicious behaviour:

South Wales Police And Crime Commissioner Details:

Alun Michael is the current Police Commissioner for South Wales Police. Find Details below to contact the PCC Headquarters Office:

South Wales Police Officers:

Joanna Maal, Temporary Assistant Chief Constable

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Jenny Gilmer, Acting Deputy Chief Constable

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Jeremy Vaughan, Chief Constable

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Clare Jones, BSc (Hons) ICIOB – Head of Estates

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David Thorne, Assistant Chief Constable

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Mark Travis, Assistant Chief Constable

Mark Travis was appo....

Umar Hussain, MBE, Chief Financial Officer

Umar became Director....

Dale Cartwright, Special Constabulary Chief Officer

Dale became Chief Of....

Amanda Davies, FCIPD, Assistant Director HR

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Mark Stevenson, Director of People and Organisational Development

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Catherine Llewellyn, Head of Communications

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Deborah Williams, Assistant Director, Learning Development Services

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David Holloway-Young, Assistant Director of Finance

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Martin Smedley, Assistant Director of Information Services

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Siân Freeman, Strategic Procurement Lead

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Contact South Wales Police:


Phone: 101

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