This report summarises the joint Wales Audit Office and HMIC findings from the inspection of South Wales Police Authority which took place in March 2010.
South Wales Police Authority (the Authority) is performing adequately overall, but performs well in the areas of performance scrutiny and engaging with communities. It is in a strong position to make further progress and improve. The Authority has developed a robust approach to its leadership over the past five years and there is now a more effective, constructive and challenging relationship with South Wales Police (the Force). The Authority has identified a clear strategic direction for the Force and understands the challenges of future resource and financial pressures. The Authority is now implementing Project Reform, a wide-ranging and ambitious review of the way will be delivered in South Wales to ensure quality services are made available to the public within the resources available.