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Aberystwyth Town and University

Drinking in designated Public Places

  • Thursday, May 30, 2013
    Thu 11 Sep 2014

    It has been brought to Aberystwyth Town Neighbourhood Policing team the issue of drinkers in the alcohol free zone. Patrols will be conducted and alcohol will be seized should persons be identified.

    Patrols continue within these areas, persons seen in these areas moved on and alcohol confiscated.


  • Aberystwyth
    Thursday, July 3, 2014
    Thu 11 Sep 2014


    As the weather gets warmer and people start to work in their garden sheds, we usually see an increase in the number of reported thefts from gardens and sheds across the force.
    Help us prevent that by following some simple steps to become more property security conscious.
    Garden sheds are too often easy targets for criminals.Shed thefts can be prevented if a reasonable level of security is put in place. We are encouraging people to install good quality locks to all garden sheds and also to property mark their equipment using UV marker pens, paint or engraving.

    To improve security and to reduce the chance of become a victim of crime, please consider the following:
    • Record all model and serial numbers of the equipment ie lawn mowers, bicycles, tools, etc on immobilise.com
    • Install security lighting in the garden
    • Ensure fences/gates are kept in good condition
    • Ensure good quality locks are fitted to the shed and are securely locked. Windows to be fitted with locks
    • Property mark all the tools and equipment
    • To avoid thieves hiding behind hedges/shrubs – keep them cut back
    • Have prickly hedges around the perimeter to make accessibility to the garden difficult
    • Consider installing an alarm to the shed
    • Consider having gravel paths and drives – this discourages thieves from the garden – as gravel makes a noise
    • Ladders to be locked to a post or wall as they could be used for easy access to the home.

Steal and Be Banned Initiative

  • Aberystwyth Town
    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    Thu 11 Sep 2014

    Over coming months, Aberystwyth retailers are going to be working in partnership with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team by targeting shoplifters and banning them from the stores on convictions. With the effective use of Store Net Radio’s, stores are able to notify Police and other stores immediately should they have any suspicions of individuals. The purpose of the scheme is to make Aberystwyth a safer and more pleasurable experience to shop.

    Steal and be banned scheme up and running within the Aberystwyth town area. 43 stores involved in the scheme, anyone caught shoplifting within the Aberystwyth Town area will find themselves put on this scheme.

    We plan on having the Steal and Be Banned scheme set up by the end of June. Retailers in Aberystwyth Town will be working in partnership with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team by targeting shoplifters and banning them from the stores on convictions. The purpose of the scheme is to make Aberystwyth a safer and more pleasurable experience to shop.

Past Priorities

Mon, September 01, 2014

  • In September Dyfed Powys Police are recruiting officers and community support officers and are asking residents do you have what it takes to help us safeguard our communities?

    We are looking for new recruits to work in North Powys, North Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire and we want them to live within a 30 mile radius of the station. This is important because we want to increase the number of officers in those particular communities.

    The application process will open on September 11th and close a week later. You can find our more information, and take part in an eligibility questionnaire at http://dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/join-the-police

    You can find out more about the process at one of the familiarisation events that are taking place on September 8th, 9th and 10th. For the location and times of the events please visit http://dyfed-powys.police.uk/en/join-the-police/police-officers

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  • Sergeant Jane Mortley

    Sergeant Jane Mortley has worked in Aberystwyth as a PC and sergeant since 2000. She joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team in 2012 with responsibility for supervising the North Ceredigion team. She is committed to ensuring the team provide a high level of service and tackle the issues which affect the local communities.

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  • PC Matthew Richards

    PC Matthew Richards has been a police officer since March 2006, when he moved to the area from South Wales. Having worked Aberystwyth beat for 7 years he has recently joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team for Aberystwyth.

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  • PCSO David Goffin

    PCSO David Goffin has been in his role since March 2007. After working for over a year at Pembroke Dock, he started in the rural patch of Aberystwyth in September 2008. David is looking forward to working with the local community. When not in work, he enjoys playing snooker.

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  • PCSO Amy Ryan grew up in Aberystwyth and attended Penglais Comprehensive School. Amy has been living in Cardiff for the past 7 years but is excited about starting the new role back in her home town. Amy will be working in the Town and University area. Outside of work Amy enjoys the gym and Sci:fi television.


  • We currently have no future meetings planned for Aberystwyth Town. However if you would like to discuss an issue please contact us on 101.


  • Surgeries will take place weekly starting from Thursday 26th September 2013 between 2-4pm and will be located within the Student Union of Aberystwyth University.

    Student Union of Aberystwyth University