PCSO Nicola Waters
PC Rhian James
Sergeant Elaine Roberts
PC Stuart Mann
Local area: Peniel Rhydargaeau & Cynwyl Elfed
Date agreed: 31 March 2019
On discussion with Llanllawddog Community council it has been agreed to set up a Community Speed Watch within the Community to assist GO SAFE RPU will assist with speeding issues in Rhydargaeau and surrounding areas.
This should be up and running once all the paper work and checks on volunteers has been completed.
Local area: Abergwili
Date agreed: 31 March 2019
Parking in Abergwili has been brought to the attention of Community Councillors please be aware it is an offence to park on pavements and obstruct pedestrians using the pavements.
Please park responsibly and think of villagers with pushchairs, wheel chairs and other mobility aids.
Local area: Carmarthen
Date agreed: 01 March 2019
Recently there have been a high number of calls regarding scamming. Residents have expressed concerns about postal scams, telephone scams, online scams and cold callers. NPT are reminding members of the public to never provide banking details when asked, genuine callers will never ask for these details.
NPT have attended to provide safety talks to people who are likely to be targeted by scammers. Such places include residential homes, youth groups, and private residences. Once a month NPT conduct joint visits with trading standards to persons who we believe have been targeted by scammers and joint beat surgeries are also held across Carmarthen. Recently one has been held in Tesco’s.
01 January 2020
During December Officers have continued to make joint visits with Trading Standards offering advice on Fraud/Scams, raising awareness with the local community. Officers are working closely with banks to help identify vulnerabilities and offences and to help prevent further incidents.
01 December 2019
During November Officers have continued to make joint visits with Trading Standards offering advice on Fraud/Scams, raising awareness with the local community.
01 November 2019
During October Officers have continued to make joint visits with Trading Standards offering advice on Fraud/Scams, raising awareness with the local community.
Local area: Carmarthen
Date agreed: 01 April 2019
Vehicles parked and left unsecure have been targeted by criminals in Carmarthen. Vehicles left insecure have had items stolen from within. Carmarthen Neighbourhood Policing Team are requesting that you ensure your car is locked at all times and valuables are removed from within.
01 January 2020
There has been 3 reported thefts from vehicles reported in December. Arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
01 December 2019
There has been 1 reported thefts from vehicles reported in November. Arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
01 November 2019
There has been 11 reported thefts from vehicles reported in October. Arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
Local area: Carmarthen
Date agreed: 01 April 2019
In September 2020 Carmarthen Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) will be starting a Police Cadets Scheme aimed for 14 to 18 year olds. If you are interested, or know of anyone who would be this is an excellent and fun opportunity for youths to engage and learn about the Police. Any queries please contact Carmarthen NPT on Tel 101.
Police in Carmarthen NPT are urging people to watch the sobering short film of Paul Pugh, a victim of alcohol-fuelled violence, prior to going on their Christmas night out.
The film, which starts with the 999 call made to emergency services after the attack, which occurred outside the Old Cross Inn in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, forms part of the #PaulsPledge campaign.
#PaulsPledge was launched in Carmarthenshire in December 2014 and is now up and running throughout Dyfed Powys. It aims to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence by showing the consequences of such behaviour.
Paul Pugh, now aged 34, was left in a coma for two months following the unprovoked assault, on January 6, 2007, for which four men were jailed.
Despite the fact that he will never fully recover from injuries that left him having to learn how to walk and talk again, Paul is bravely using his experience to campaign against alcohol-fuelled violence.
Paul Pugh said: “This campaign is my way of doing something positive after what has happened. The more people I can share my story with and show the consequences of violence, the more chance there is of stopping this from happening to anyone else.”
NPT, of Carmarthen Police Station, said: “We hope that watching the #PaulsPledge film prior to people going on their Christmas night out will make people stop and think about the consequences of violence before lashing out.
“The campaign also encourages people to drink less alcohol on a night out as we know alcohol can have a massive impact on a person’s behaviour.
“Please show support for this campaign - sign #PaulsPledge online and walk away from aggression or violence on your night out.”
Take Paul’s Pledge – The online #PaulsPledge can be found at www.causes.com/paulspledge. Click on the English or Welsh campaign to make your pledge. Once you’ve made your pledge announce it on social media using #PaulsPledge.
Watch the #PaulsPledge film on You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVPGtmkbm8g
Join Our Pegasus Scheme
Police in Carmarthen are urging people with a disability or illness that makes it difficult to communicate to join the Dyfed Powys Police Pegasus Scheme.
It is a service designed to make it easier for people who live and / or work in the Dyfed Powys Police area to contact Dyfed Powys Police quickly and easily on both the 101 and 999 numbers.
Application forms for the scheme are available from Carmarthen Neighbourhood Policing Team. Approach them when out and about or make a request through the police Communication Centre on 101 or through the advice section of our website www.dyfed-powys.police.uk.
Registering for the scheme is free. Once a person is registered and their selected password is approved the individual is a member of the scheme.
PCSO Nicola Waters 8195 said: “The Pegasus Schemeis really simple. The caller will only have to say ‘Pegasus’ and give their password to be identified by our call handlers. They will then have access to that person’s information and how best to communicate with that person.”
Pegasus users are also provided with a Pegasus key fob to carry, so that if they are approached by Officers/PCSOs and find it difficult to communicate with them they can show their card, provide their password to allow you access to their details.
For more information about the Pegasus Scheme ask your local Neighbourhood Policing Team, visit www.dyfed-powys.police.uk or call 101.
Driving in icy/winter conditions
Article for community newsletter
We are urging motorists to adjust their driving to the conditions by leaving plenty of time for journeys, leaving a sensible gap between them and the vehicle in front and reducing their speed.
The Road Policing Unit, said: “Motorists need to be extra cautious while, most main roads in the county are relatively safe minor roads can be a source of concern with many drivers skidding on ice resulting in minor accidents, which can be inconvenient and financially costly to those involved. Slow down and allow extra time for your journey.”
Tips for driving in icy conditions
Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter, tips from the AA.
Antifreeze – check coolant level regularly and, if required, top-up with a mixture of the correct type of antifreeze.
Battery – the most common cause of winter breakdowns. A battery more than five years old may struggle in the cold - get it checked and replaced if necessary to avoid the inconvenience of an unplanned failure.
Fuel – keep at least a quarter of a tank in case of unexpected delay.
Lights – check and clean all lights regularly to make sure you can see and be seen clearly. Carry spare bulbs.
Tyres – should have at least 3mm of tread for winter motoring. Consider winter tyres for improved safety. Check pressures at least every fortnight.
Windscreen – reduce dazzle from the low sun by keeping the screen clean inside and out.
Screen wash – use a 50% mix of a good quality screen wash to reduce the chance of freezing in frosty weather.
Locks and door seals – stop doors freezing shut with a thin coat of polish or Vaseline on rubber door seals. A squirt of water dispersant (WD-40) in locks will help stop them freezing.
Winter emergency kit – it is worth keeping these items in your vehicle
When bad weather is forecast
Police warn motorists to take care on icy roads
Dyfed Powys Police are reminding motorists in Carmarthen to take care on the roads during the current cold-snap.
Officers are urging motorists to adjust their driving to the conditions by leaving plenty of time for journeys, leaving a sensible gap between them and the vehicle in front and reducing their speed.
Road Policing Unit, said: “Motorists need to be extra cautious while, most main roads in the county are relatively safe minor roads have been a source of concern with many drivers skidding on ice resulting in minor accidents, which can be inconvenient and financially costly to those involved.
“Even if you think a road is clear you still need to reduce your speed to minimise the risks of any hidden dangers such as black ice, which is extremely hazardous and catches lots of motorists’ off-guard.
“It’s especially important that people ensure their car is in a roadworthy condition and that all tyres are correctly inflated and have sufficient tread and all lights are working.
“Motorists please use your common sense – drive safely and sensibly and be courteous and thoughtful to your fellow road users.
Diogelwch Eich Metel
Metal theft is an issue blighting the whole of the UK due to the money that can be made from selling metal items on.
There are things you can do to protect metal in your homes, vehicles and businesses from theft.
You can protect your home by:
You can protect businesses and public buildings by:
For more advice call 101 to speak to your Neighbourhood Policing Team or visit www.metaltheftwales.org.uk.
Heddlu Caerfyrddin yn annog preswylwyr i ddiogelu eu cartrefi yn erbyn byrgleriaid.
Carmarthen Police encourages residents to secure their homes against burglars.
Even though Carmarthen is a very safe area to live, it doesn’t stop thieves trying their luck.
Most domestic burglaries are committed by opportunist thieves, who pick a house that looks unoccupied, has little or no obvious security and where they think they will not be seen. Two out of ten burglaries do not even have to use force, they get in through an open door or window.
PCSO Nicola Waters said “Although there isn’t a big problem with domestic burglary in our area, there have been incidents in the Carmarthen area over the last few weeks.
If you take the time to assess the security of your home, follow some useful advice and take positive action, you can reduce the risk of becoming a victim”
Reduce the risk of burglary happening to you by making sure you have taken these simple precautions:-
PCSO Waters added “Taking some simple precautions to protect yourself and your property against crime can not only make you feel safer, it can also reduce your chances of becoming a victim of crime”.
Join or start a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in your area by contacting your local Neighbourhood Policing Team who will assist you with the information you require.
– ‘Ydych chi’n gwybod ble mae eich plant yn ystod gwyliau’r ysgol?’
Parents – support us in keeping anti-social behaviour to a minimum by making sure you know where your children are and what they’re doing.
Levels of anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Dyfed Powys are relatively low, but during school holidays we see a rise in reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) by young people.
Most are well-behaved, but a minority engage in underage drinking, use bad language, can be noisy and intimidate residents by hanging around in large groups.
Young people who engage in ASB could receive a criminal record that could affect them for life.
We will be patrolling known hotspots throughout the holiday period to keep ASB to a minimum.
Your support in this matter would be most appreciated.
Report ASB to 101 or here.
Yr heddlu’n annog seiclwyr i ddiogelu eu beiciau
Calling all bike owners! Make sure you know how to keep your bike safe and prevent it from being stolen.
More than half of all bike thefts take place from the owner’s property.
When you have spent hundreds of pounds on a new bike, you want peace of mind it is safe or, in the worst case, covered against theft of loss.
Follow these simple steps to secure their bikes:
If you witness a bike theft or have any information about bike thefts, please contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101. In an emergency, contact Police on 999.
Yr heddlu’n annog pobl ar eu gwyliau i ddiogelu eu cerbydau
We are urging holidaymakers not to leave any valuables on display in their vehicles to minimise the risks of losing items to opportunist thieves.
When people go on holiday it’s easy to relax and become a little complacent, some people forget to carry out simple security measures that they would normally carry out when they’re at home.
We are urging holidaymakers not to give thieves the opportunity to steal by being vigilant and making sure they protect their property.
Always activate the security system on your vehicle
Close all windows and lock all doors and the boot
Be wary of where you park your car
• Yr Heddlu’n atgoffa perchnogion tai i ddiogelu eu siediau a’u hadeiladau allanol
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.
Theft of bikes, mowers, tools and garden equipment from sheds is one of the most common crimes in the Dyfed Powys Police area.
Help us prevent that by following some simple steps to become more property security conscious.
To improve security and to reduce the chance of become a victim of crime follow these crime prevention top tips:
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.
Fit locks to windows and use them
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
Lock ladders to a post or wall – they could be used for easy access to the home.
• Yr Heddlu’n rhoi cyngor diogelwch i garafanwyr
Thieves are known to target caravans for spare parts or to sell on and will also target valuables left inside.
Caravans are more difficult to secure than your home or car but there are measures you can take to help deter thieves.
Here are some top safety tips for caravaners:
To report a theft from a caravan or any suspicious activity around a caravan call 101, or in an emergency 999.
Yr Heddlu’n atgoffa pobl fregus i fod yn wyliadwrus ynghylch galwyr ffug a diwahoddiad
Bogus callers prey on the most vulnerable people in our communities attempting to con them out of vast amounts of money for unnecessary and overpriced work.
Sometimes they pretend to be from reputable companies and sometimes they resort to distraction tactics.
Cold callers will phone or knock your door unannounced and try to sell you a product or service. Many are genuine but some can be scams.
Make sure you follow police advice on how to deal with unnanounced callers to keep yourself and your property safe:
For more top tips click here.
Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth i Deuluoedd ar
There is a service currently run by Carmarthenshire County Council called
The Family Information Service located on
Carms CC website http://www.fis.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/
This services offers help and advice and links to local support agencies and guidance documents around parenting etc. including;
Health and Wellbeing
Family Support Services
Or for further information contact
Carmarthenshire County Council on 01267 234567.
This email address is for Neighbourhood Policing issues only. For all other enquiries please use:
101 (01267 222020 outside Dyfed-Powys)
If you know who you want to speak to at a station, ask for them by name and station and staff will check for you and connect you if they are available, or take a message. In case of emergency you should phone 999.
The Welsh Government funds 500 Community Support Officers across Wales, over 70 in our force area.