ACPO lead for uniformed operations, Chief Constable Meredydd Hughes said:
"We should all pay tribute to the bravery of the police officers who have faced extreme danger throughout the disorder of recent days. In the face of this violence and aggression, they risked their own safety in order to maintain the peace and protect their fellow citizens from harm. They have shown great professionalism and courage in the face of some difficult and competing challenges, and they are to be thanked for their commitment to their communities. We wish those that are injured a speedy and full recovery."