Scope and Content

Annual policing plan, 1996-1997; NWPA Quarterly meeting, 6 December 1985; Minutes of Quarterly Meetings, 1992

Administrative / Biographical History

Gwynedd Constabulary was formed in 1967 by the amalgamation of the previous Gwynedd Constabulary, Flintshire Constabulary and Denbighshire Constabulary.

In 1974, the Local Government Act 1972 created an administrative county of Gwynedd covering the western part of the police area (equivalent to the original Gwynedd Constabulary area). As a result of this, the force was renamed North Wales Police on 1 April 1974.

North Wales Police (Welsh: Heddlu Gogledd Cymru) is the territorial police force responsible for policing North Wales. The headquarters are in Colwyn Bay, with divisional headquarters in St Asaph, Caernarfon and Wrexham.

The North Wales Police Authority consists of 17 members, of which 9 are councillors, 3 are magistrates and 5 are independent members). The councillors are appointed by a Joint Committee of the unitary authority councils of Anglesey, Conwy, Gwynedd, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.


Arranged into the following: policing plans, minutes

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Records Management Department of Flintshire County Council


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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Steven Davies for the ANW project.

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Usual copyright restrictions apply

Appraisal Information

All records received at Flintshire Record Office have been retained. This collection may need to be merged with NP (North Wales Police Records)


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Related Material

FP (Flintshire Constabulary Records), GP (Gwynedd Constabulary Records), NP (North Wales Police Records).