Project Diogel (meaning safe in Welsh) has launched - a Dyfed and Powys partnership serious violence and organised crime strategy. This is the partnership approach in Dyfed and Powys to tackling serious violence and organised crime, as we know how much harm and concern this causes in our communities. Put simply, it sets out how we and our partners are going to protect our communities together.

What is Serious and Organised Crime?

Serious & Organised Crime (SOC) is the criminal exploitation of the vulnerable. It is defined as individuals planning, co-ordinating and committing serious offences, whether individually, in groups and/or as part of transnational networks. Intrinsically linked to SOC is the associated serious violence (SVOC). SVOC poses a significant threat to our communities and exploits the most vulnerable members of our society. It includes drug trafficking, human trafficking and modern day slavery, organised illegal immigration, high value fraud and other financial crimes, organised acquisitive crime, cyber-crime, serious violence and child sexual exploitation. It also encompasses emerging issues such as county lines and the criminal exploitation of vulnerable people.

The aim is for the police and our partners to work together to be able to protect our communities most effectively, making Dyfed & Powys safer and hostile to offenders. We seek to identify our vulnerable areas and people, and deliver measures to prevent, prepare and protect whilst pursuing those posing the greatest threat and risk.

SVOC has a significant impact upon the stability and wellbeing of our communities. This partnership strategy will seek to implement long standing, durable solutions to serious violence & organised crime (SVOC) within our communities. We will work together to provide a whole system, holistic approach to tackling this threat to our societies.

What do we need from you?

You are our eyes and ears, and therefore our plea to you is that you identify when something isn’t right in your communities and tell us about it. If it feels wrong, it probably is. Help protect your community, report it. You don’t have to be certain, just concerned.

You can make a report online at: http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

And remember that you can always report ANONYMOUSLY by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.