12 Jun 2019
Over the weekend of June 7th - 9th Dyfed-Powys Police welcomed forces from across the UK to Tenby where the 2019 Police Life Saving championships were being held.
The competition on Saturday, held at Tenby leisure centre, consisted of a land based incident where volunteer casualties would require first aid. This was followed by an afternoon in the pool where competitors took part in a timed swim and tow then a rope throwing competition.
Sunday’s competition moved to Tenby’s sunny South beach where competitors were faced with a sea/ beach rescue scenario.
Forces competing were able to enter teams in the men’s police baton event, the ladies Arlington cup event and the mixed team Frank Morritt Trophy event.
The event was a great success and saw the hosting force come away with an array of trophies and medals.
Dyfed Powys Mixed team took Gold medal in the Frank Morritt Trophy.
Dyfed Powys men’s team collected silver medal for the Men’s police baton and Dyfed Powys’s ladies team also picked up silver medal in the Alington cup event.
Dyfed Powys Men’s team also picked up joint first in the Sir John Evans cup for their overall scores in the senarios.
In the men’s wet side competion Dyfed Powys PCSO Josh Chapman took bronze medal for his individual score in the pool.
Dyfed-Powys Police Lifesaving Team would like to thank everyone involved with the event which included the main sponsor, Police Pass, the volunteers of Tenby Dolphins and Tenby Lifesaving Club, Tenby Leisure Centre, Tenby Sailing Club, the Giltar Hotel, Tenby RNLI Lifeguards, all of the people and companies that donated raffle prizes, The Police and Crime Commissioner Mr Dafydd Llywelyn and Chief Constable Mark Collins who supported his officers throughout the event. The event raised over £1000 for the Welsh air Ambulance and Embrace CVOC.