SchoolBeat launch new activity series for children and young people

SchoolBeat (the All-Wales Schools Liaison Programme) are delighted to launch their first activity book in a series for children and young people, available in Welsh and English. The book is carefully designed to reinforce SchoolBeat's most important…

28 April 2020

Video calls help police keep in touch with communities

Neighbourhood policing teams are using technology to keep in touch with people across Dyfed-Powys. Officers are making sure COVID-19 is not a barrier to engaging with the community, and are adapting practices to keep in touch. In Llanelli rural wards…

28 April 2020

Dyfed-Powys Police recognised as one of the best places to work

Dyfed-Powys Police, the UK’s largest geographic police force, has been awarded Investors in People (IiP) GOLD accreditation – an accolade achieved by only 7% of UK organisations subscribing to IiP. Chief Constable Mark Collins said:“This is a massive…

21 April 2020

National Stalking Awareness Week April 20 - 24 2020

This week marks National Stalking Awareness Week and this year the theme is 2020; See Stalking Clearly. Despite the ongoing health pandemic, victims of stalking must remain visible and it is crucial that anyone affected by this serious crime is reass…

21 April 2020

Blood wiped in Haverfordwest police officer's face minutes after weekly clap for carers

A police officer had blood wiped in his face while attending a call in Haverfordwest just minutes after the weekly clap to show gratitude and respect for emergency services workers. Dyfed-Powys Police officers were taking part in the weekly clap of s…

17 April 2020

Proactive police patrols result in seizure of cannabis worth over £2,400 in Crymych

Cannabis with a street value of over £2,400 was seized from a house in Crymych following proactive police patrols in response to concerns. The use of drugs has been an ongoing worry raised by the community, so a targeted policing plan was put in p…

17 April 2020

Dyfed Powys Local Resilience Forum thanks communities for playing their part in tackling the current health crisis on the bank holiday weekend

The partners who together form the Dyfed Powys Local Resilience Forum here in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Powys want to pay tribute and sincerely thank our communities and those living and working in the area for their cooperation…

16 April 2020

CHIEF CONSTABLE’S UPDATE ON CRIME AND POLICING DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Following yesterday’s release of national figures by the National Police Chief’s Council, relating to crime and policing during the ongoing Pandemic, Chief Constable Mark Collins has today commented on the work ongoing across the Dyfed-Powys Police a…

16 April 2020

NEW CHIEF POLICE OFFICER APPOINTED TO COMPLETE DYFED-POWYS’ TOP TEAM

Dyfed-Powys Police has this week appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable. Emma Ackland is currently serving as the Temporary Assistant Chief Constable leading the All Wales Collaboration Change Programme and will join the team in Carmarthen in May.…

16 April 2020

Woman jailed after claiming she had COVID-19 and coughed on police officers

A woman has been jailed for assault after she coughed on two police officers and claimed she was infected with COVID-19. Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Inspector Louise Harries has spoken out about a number of recent assaults on officers in the Pembrokeshi…

14 April 2020

Llanelli man arrested for breaching Covid-19 regulations

An 18-year-old male from the Llwynhendy area of Llanelli has today, Saturday 11th April, been arrested for causing a public nuisance – breaching Covid-19 regulations. He is the first person to be arrested for this offence in the Dyfed-Powys Police fo…

11 April 2020

Man pleads guilty to drug offence within 48 hours of arrest

Benjamin Evans, 26-years-old from Ystradgynlais, pleaded guilty to the 'possession of class A drugs with the intent to supply' at Swansea Magistrates Court on Wednesday 8th April 2020. He has been remanded in custody for sentencing at Swansea Crown C…

09 April 2020

‘We are all vulnerable in this crisis’ – urgent appeal to stay home and save lives ahead of Easter Bank Holiday weekend

Doctors, carers and vulnerable families are urging everyone to stay home and save lives this Easter, as part of continued efforts by police to keep the public safe. From today (Thursday) Dyfed-Powys Police will be conducting increased stop-checks on…

09 April 2020

Aberystwyth man jailed after search finds cocaine and cannabis worth over £12,000

A man has been jailed for possession with intent to supply after drugs worth more than £12,000 and over £14,000 in cash were found at his home. Meshach Marquis, aged 24, admitted possessing 97.4g of class A drug cocaine with intent to supple, along w…

09 April 2020

Six arrested within 90 minutes of robbery in Brecon

SIX people were arrested on suspicion of robbery within an hour and a half of the crime being reported to police. Dyfed-Powys Police received a report of a robbery in Brecon at around 8am on April 6. The victim had been walking along Dan y Crug when…

09 April 2020

Police ask for community support to prevent raves (1)

Police are urging members of the public from across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys to help them prevent illegal raves from setting up in their communities, at what is a crucial time for everyone to be staying home and saving liv…

09 April 2020

Brothers in blue as teen twins join neighbouring police forces

Brothers in blue is taking on a whole new meaning for the Herbert family, as identical twins Jack and Tom join the police nine weeks apart. Embarking on careers they have planned on since childhood, the twins will be comparing stories from neighbouri…

07 April 2020

Man issued with two COVID-19 fines in 24 hours as police thank those following new legislation

A man has been issued with two fines in 24 hours for flouting Coronavirus legislation, as police thank those who are following the new rules. Dyfed-Powys Police officers in Carmarthenshire stopped the 22-year-old from Llanelli twice for being out of…

03 April 2020

CCTV and local knowledge identified suspect in Bryn petrol garage burglary

Police identified a man who broke into a petrol station using a crowbar thanks to CCTV footage and good local knowledge. Gary Patterson, aged 33, admitted breaking into Bryn Gelli services, where he stole money from a till and a charity collection. D…

01 April 2020