Dyfed-Powys Police prides itself on a community based approach to policing, where we work with and alongside the public to ensure that we remain one of the safest places in the country to live, work and visit. The challenges of modern day policing however, means that we must have a number of police officers at all ranks, who are able to perform public order policing duties. These officers are trained to national standards in managing protests, as well as dealing with small, medium and large scale disorder. We train and accredit our officers and commanders to be able to work alongside similar teams on a regional and national level. We often provide mutual aide to neighbouring forces for the policing of various events, as well as support significant national deployments such as the G8 Summit.
Our officers are all equipped with the latest public order equipment, as well as their own personal protective kit and clothing. We train in line with national guidelines, at both tactical and command level, utilising venues and sites across the force area that replicate our working environment. Whilst our officers are trained to a high level, they are still the officers that routinely police our force area on a day to day basis during their normal role. The public order units are made up of Neighbourhood Policing Team officers, Divisional Response officers, and Roads Policing Officers who can come together for spontaneous or pre-planned incidents or events depending on the operational need identified. It is this background in community based policing that makes our public order officers approachable, friendly and engaging; often able to resolve conflict situations through negotiation and persuasion.