Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
22 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


South Wales Police has announced plans to create 200 new jobs in an attempt to serve the needs of the public more efficiently. At the same time, front desk staff will be cut. The new posts will be filled by police community support officers and will be funded by the Welsh government. The officers will provide face-to-face contact with the public, and will also be organised into mobile policing units. 

UPDATE, 17/03/2012 - South Wales Police has announced that it is to cut some 200 jobs as the force centralises its non-emergency call system. The job cuts are part of budget cuts that were announced in the government's spending review. The police will soon start consultations with Unison and GMB unions over the cuts.


  • 17 March 2012: The Guardian
  • 22 February 2012: BBC News


Eurofound (2012), South Wales Police, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 73166, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73166.