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Flintshire Record Office
North Wales Police Authority, records

Reference code(s): GB 0208 NPA

Held at: Flintshire Record Office

Title: North Wales Police Authority Records

Short Title: North Wales Police Authority, records

Creation date(s): 1985-1997

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 6 items

Name of creator(s): North Wales Police Authority


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.


Scope and content/abstract: Annual policing plan, 1996-1997; NWPA Quarterly meeting, 6 December 1985; Minutes of Quarterly Meetings, 1992


Language/scripts of material: English, Welsh

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: policing plans, minutes

Conditions governing access: Data Protection Act restrictions will apply to any items less than 100 years old that contain sensitive personal information as defined by the Act.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright restrictions apply

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available in Flintshire Record Office. Catalogue is searchable online at:


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records received at Flintshire Record Office have been retained. This collection may need to be merged with NP (North Wales Police Records)

Accruals: Further accruals are possible

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:



Note: Title based on contents of Fonds.

Archivist's note: Compiled by Steven Davies for the ANW project.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2009


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