North Wales Police: Annual Reports and Plans

Scope and Content

This collection holds annual reports and plans produced by both the Chief Constable of North Wales Police and the North Wales Police Authority. Both series provide an insight into North Wales Police targets, strategy and priorities, plus include a variety of statistics looking at both internal police personel, police activity and crime.

North Wales Police was formerly the Gwynedd Constabulary, having changed its name in 1974. The Gwynedd Constabulary, formed in 1967, was an amalgamation of the previous Denbighshire Constabulary, Flintshire Constabulary and Gwynedd Constabulary. The overall responsibility for the force falls to the Chief Constable.

The North Wales Police Authority consisted of 17 members, of whom 9 were councillors, 3 were magistrates and 5 were independent members. The councillors were appointed by a Joint Committee of the unitary authority councils of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham. The Police Authority has the overarching duty to set the priorities for policing in North Wales, decide the budget for North Wales Police, hold the Chief Constable to account and communicate with the public discussing their views and opinions. The Police Authority was replaced by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner November 2012.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Conwy Archives will advise where this is the case. For details and opening hours see