Sergeant Delme Jones

PCSO Sian Clarke

PCSO Ben Cole

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Cardigan

Date agreed: 07 September 2016

Action

To continue our work to combat drug use in Cardigan town.

Updates

13 May 2018

Patrols and work to combat drug use in the area have continued. Officers having dealt with two people for possession of cannabis in Cardigan town in March and April 2018, a dealing with a number of offences in the wider area.

13 December 2017

Since October 2017, officers have recorded 6 drug crimes in Cardigan town, mainly involving the possession of cannabis. Work on this priority will continue.

23 July 2017

Since our last PACT meeting, work has continued to tackle the use and supply of drugs in the Cardigan area. Cardigan officers have recorded 5 drug related crimes in the town itself, along with others within Cardigan section.

03 April 2017

In March 2017 officers were involved in the seizure of 13.4 grams of cannabis in both the Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn areas, along with a small quantity of class A drugs. These came from both stop/searches and 3 drug warrants in the area. We'll be continuing our work to target drug use and supply in April

23 February 2017

Since the last PACT meeting Cardigan officers have continued with work to tackle drug use in our area. We’ve seized 6 grams of Class A drugs and 250 grams of cannabis, and have recorded 10drug offences. These are as a result of us executing 1 drug warrant and a number of proactive searches.

11 October 2016

Since our last PACT meeting, Cardigan officers have recorded 13 drug offences and seized 65 grams of cannabis, 1 mature cannabis plant and 2 grams of Class A controlled drugs. These are as a result of 3 drug warrants and proactive stop searches carried out by officers.

Local area: Cardigan

Date agreed: 07 September 2016

Action

To tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour and continue to enforce the no-alcohol zone in Cardigan town.

Updates

13 May 2018

High-visibility patrols have continued, which have resulted in one seizure of alcohol in April 2018. These patrols will continue as summer approaches and the town becomes busier.

13 December 2017

High visibility patrols have continued in the town targeting people drinking in the no-alcohol zone. The investigation into the incident of disorder which occurred in the town is continuing, and there were no reported issues linked to this on the following weekends.

23 July 2017

High visibility patrol have continued in the town, and 3 further alcohol seizures have been carried out by officers. Our work on this will continue over the summer holidays and during various events planned in the town.

03 April 2017

We have continued our high visibility patrols in Cardigan town to tackle this issue, which has resulted in 1 alcohol seizure in March. We'll continue to monitor this as the weather improves and we move towards summer.

23 February 2017

After sending repeat offenders to court, and them receiving large fines for drinking in the no-alcohol zone in Cardigan, the issue seems to have improved and we are pleased to report no alcohol seizures since the last PACT meeting. We are continuing to monitor this during our patrols, and will seize items and take action should anyone be seen drinking alcohol in the zone.

11 October 2016

During the last few months, 6 persistent offenders have been reported to court for drinking in the designated no-alcohol area. They will appear in court over the next few months and an update on the result will follow.

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Cafe at Tesco, Aberystwyth Road, Cardigan

Date / time: 27 Jun 2018 - 14:30

Description:

A chance for you to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and discuss any community issues that need their attention.

Whilst we always try to hold these surgeries as advertised, sometimes due to operational commitments we have to change times or cancel them at short notice. If we do, we’ll let you know on Twitter – click here for the latest info.

Venue: Coffee # 1, Pendre, Cardigan

Date / time: 04 Jul 2018 - 14:30

Description:

A chance for you to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and discuss any community issues that need their attention.

Whilst we always try to hold these surgeries as advertised, sometimes due to operational commitments we have to change times or cancel them at short notice. If we do, we’ll let you know on Twitter – click here for the latest info.

Venue: Cafe at Tesco, Aberystwyth Road, Cardigan

Date / time: 11 Jul 2018 - 14:30

Description:

A chance for you to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and discuss any community issues that need their attention.

Whilst we always try to hold these surgeries as advertised, sometimes due to operational commitments we have to change times or cancel them at short notice. If we do, we’ll let you know on Twitter – click here for the latest info.

Venue: Coffee #1, Pendre, Cardigan

Date / time: 18 Jul 2018 - 14:30

Description:

A chance for you to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and discuss any community issues that need their attention.

Whilst we always try to hold these surgeries as advertised, sometimes due to operational commitments we have to change times or cancel them at short notice. If we do, we’ll let you know on Twitter – click here for the latest info.

Venue: Cafe at Tesco, Aberystwyth Road, Cardigan

Date / time: 25 Jul 2018 - 14:30

Description:

A chance for you to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and discuss any community issues that need their attention.

Whilst we always try to hold these surgeries as advertised, sometimes due to operational commitments we have to change times or cancel them at short notice. If we do, we’ll let you know on Twitter – click here for the latest info.

Venue: Coffee # 1, Pendre, Cardigan

Date / time: 01 Aug 2018 - 14:30

Description:

A chance for you to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and discuss any community issues that need their attention.

Whilst we always try to hold these surgeries as advertised, sometimes due to operational commitments we have to change times or cancel them at short notice. If we do, we’ll let you know on Twitter – click here for the latest info.

Venue: Cafe at Tesco, Aberystwyth Road, Cardigan

Date / time: 08 Aug 2018 - 14:30

Description:

A chance for you to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and discuss any community issues that need their attention.

Whilst we always try to hold these surgeries as advertised, sometimes due to operational commitments we have to change times or cancel them at short notice. If we do, we’ll let you know on Twitter – click here for the latest info.

Venue: Coffee #1, Pendre, Cardigan

Date / time: 15 Aug 2018 - 14:30

Description:

A chance for you to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and discuss any community issues that need their attention.

Whilst we always try to hold these surgeries as advertised, sometimes due to operational commitments we have to change times or cancel them at short notice. If we do, we’ll let you know on Twitter – click here for the latest info.

Venue: Cafe at Tesco, Aberystwyth Road, Cardigan

Date / time: 29 Aug 2018 - 14:30

Description:

A chance for you to meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team and discuss any community issues that need their attention.

Whilst we always try to hold these surgeries as advertised, sometimes due to operational commitments we have to change times or cancel them at short notice. If we do, we’ll let you know on Twitter – click here for the latest info.

Neighbourhood Meetings

Venue: Cardigan Police Station

Date / time: 27 Jun 2018 - 19:00

Description:

A meeting for anyone who wishes to raise a community issue with their local Neighbourhood Policing Team. All welcome.

Local Notices

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Dyfed Powys Police are asking members of the community to be vigilant this winter, following a recent theft of heating oil from an address in Llechryd. Although the price of heating oil is decreasing, opportunist thieves may still target heating oil sources.

Police are asking that people take time to support vulnerable / elderly members of their families and communities by ensuring their oil tanks are secured and well hidden. Anyone with information regarding any oil thefts, or information of any persons selling oil in suspicious circumstances are asked to contact their local police station or call 101.

General security advice can be provided by local Neighbourhood Policing teams if required, contact your local station for more information.

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We are helping people and businesses stay safe online as part of Operation Blood Leaf, a Cyber Crime Week of Action (March2-6).

Our specialist Digital and Cyber Crime Unit (DCCU) and key partner Get Safe Online are raising awareness of cyber-crime and working to ensure people have the knowledge and confidence to protect themselves from cyber-crime within the force area.

Throughout the week there will be:
• A series of special assemblies at comprehensive schools to highlight to teenagers the dangers of ‘sexting’
• A focus on key cyber-crime issues including online child sexual exploitation, cyber bullying, revenge porn and online fraud through social media
• Training for police officers on investigating cyber-crime
• a Get Safe Online Live event in Aberystwyth Town Centre on Thursday, March 5.
• The week of action has been organised by the National Crime Agency. Our planned activity is our participation in the campaign.
A significant amount of cyber-crime is preventable. Do all you can to stop it from happening to you:   
• Delete suspicious emails or messages without clicking on links
• Install up to date antivirus security software
• Use strong passwords and do not share with anyone
• Be careful about what you share online
• For advice visit www.getsafeonline.org.

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Police in Cardigan are warning homeowners and relatives of elderly and vulnerable people to be aware that rogue traders are out there and to advise of some simple steps people can take to protect themselves.
Rogue traders 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 or confusion tactics.
PCSO Ben Cole of Dyfed Powys Police, said: “Unfortunately not everyone who knocks unannounced at your door has a genuine reason for being there. Rogue traders are criminals and we encourage residents to beware and know what to do to help them becoming the victim of a rogue trader.”


Top tips on how to beat rogue traders:


• Make sure that any quote for work to be carried out is detailed in writing.
• Don’t pay for the whole job up front. Pay a deposit and settle the bill once the work has been completed to your
satisfaction. Most genuine traders will accept this.
• Ask to see references or photographs of work previously carried out, so you are satisfied that they are up to the job.
• Ask friends and family to recommend tradesmen, so you know they have a good track record.
• Check whether contact details on any paperwork are genuine before you agree to any work being carried out. If they say they are part of a reputable company look up a number in the phone book or using directory enquiries and call to confirm their identity.
• Don’t make a decision on the spot even if they rush you and say it’s a special offer. Get other quotes so you can compare prices.
• If you’re not entirely happy with what they are offering, just say no. If they refuse to leave, make a note of their vehicle registration and call the police.
• Always stay with them while they are in your house, and if outside, make sure your property is secure.
• Bear in mind that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If in doubt, keep them out


Call 101 to report a suspected bogus caller or rogue trader. Call 999 if they become aggressive or to report a distraction burglary.


For more advice on protecting yourself and your home from bogus callers visit www.dyfed-powys.police.uk or call 101.

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The latest news from Cardigan Town Neighbourhood Policing Team

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Dyfed Powys Police are asking residents to help in their fight against modern day slavery during a week of activity in October. Our officers will be out in communities speaking to residents, business owners, factory managers and people working at our ports about modern day slavery. They will be explaining what to look out for and how people can help us to stop this exploitation taking place.

It is a hidden crime. It is difficult to detect but there are signs to look out for, they include; people who have limited family contact; distrust authority; have no friends; appear underfed, uncared for and withdrawn; are disorientated and avoid eye contact. It may be easier to spot houses where victims could be held as the curtains may always be closed or have a reflective coating on them, there may even be locks or bars on the windows, CCTV cameras installed, the letterbox sealed and restricted access to the front and back doors.

Watch film on modern slavery and find out about the signs to spot victims and how you can help www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv1H_fAoOG4&list=UU697e0rGEZK8tO-qmFN6kag

You can report any suspicions to us by calling 101, or by calling the national helpline 0800 0121 700.

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New Psychoactive Substances, otherwise known as legal highs, have become a common problem in the last few years.

In response to the growing popularity of these substances, the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme has developed a lesson dedicated to helping young people understand the risks and the dangers of New Psychoactive Substances.

The new Key Stage 3 lesson, ‘New and Nasty’ will be offered to secondary schools to highlight the dangers of experimenting with New Psychoactive Substances.

To support the lesson ‘New and Nasty’, the All Wales School Liaison Core Programme is launching a social media campaign comprising of six posters to encourage parents and teachers to know the dangers of New Psychoactive Substances and to help educate children by opening discussion about the risks and consequences of taking New Psychoactive Substances.

Important things to consider before taking an NPS:
• You can't be sure if it's legal – it may contain illegal drugs
• You don't know what you are taking
• You have no idea what the effects will be
• You have no idea what is in a New Psychoactive Substance
• You can't be certain it's safe to take
• You don't know how your body will react to a New Psychoactive Substance

Follow the campaign on Twitter @schoolbeat and show your support by using the hashtags #NPSAware / #SSNHysbys and posting a picture with our campaign board.

Summary:

Ymgyrch y Chwe Gwlad

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Dyfed Powys Police have launched an initiative to help ensure everyone enjoys the RBS Six Nations rugby weekends safely and sensibly. The initiative will see Police Officers and PCSOs on high visibility foot patrols in Cardigan, Fishguard and Newcastle Emlyn town centres during and after the International matches to provide reassurance to the community and to deal with any antisocial behaviour issues quickly and effectively.
Sergeant Alison Rees, Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant for Cardigan, Fishguard and Newcastle Emlyn said “During any international sporting event we see an increase in the number of people visiting licensed premises in our towns, and also those drinking alcohol before visiting our towns. This can bring with it an increase in antisocial behaviour and alcohol related issues. By being out on foot and visible in our communities it puts us in the best position to prevent these issues and deal with them effectively if they do arise.”
Along with increased patrols, officers will regularly be visiting licensed premises, working with licensees to identify any potential issues and ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the rugby in a safe and trouble free way.

Details:

Police in Cardigan are investigating damage which has been caused to cars in two locations recently.
Sometime between late June 2016 and 1st August 2016 two vehicles have been damaged by having windows broken whilst parked at Greenfield Square, Cardigan.

Also, sometime between 30th July 2016 and 1st August 2016 damage has been caused to two vehicles which have had paintwork scratched whilst parked in the Felin Ban area.

Sergeant Delme Jones, Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant for Cardigan said “Levels of incidents like this in the Cardigan area are low, but we understand the impact they can have on individuals and the community when they do occur. We have no evidence at this time to suggest that the Greenfield Square incidents are linked to the Felin Ban incidents, but we’ll be increasing our patrols around these areas to reassure people, and enquiries are continuing.”

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents, please contact PC Marwick 83 at Cardigan Police Station by calling 101.

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With Christmas fast approaching we’re launching our annual Operation SANTA (Safe and Nice to All).

Cardigan is a safe place with low crime, but during the festive celebrations it’s easy to forget to take sensible steps to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe.

You can expect to see your local officers out and about on the streets as we increase our patrols to keep your area safe over Christmas. Throughout December we will be giving you crime prevention advice on how to enjoy Christmas safely.

For a daily dose of crime prevention advice, a behind the scenes look at policing during Christmas and a bit of festive fun, look out for our Facebook #OpSanta advent calendar on www.facebook.com/DPPPolice.

For more top crime prevention tips follow us on twitter @DyfedPowys and @Cardigan_NPT. Use #OpSanta to join the conversation.

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Neighbourhood Policing Teams in Cardigan, Crymych and Newcastle Emlyn have recently been trained to support vulnerable burglary victims with extra security advice. PCSOs have been trained as Burglary Support Officers, and are now able provide advice on home safety and security to victims, as well as having a number of different items available which can be used to help people feel more safe and secure in their homes.
Sergeant Delme Jones said “Whilst levels of crime in Dyfed Powys are low, when burglaries do occur they are particularly distressing. Our PCSOs have been specially trained to visit elderly and vulnerable victims of crime to carry out a survey of their property. They are able to provide reassurance to the victim and will leave them with a number of recommendations as to how they can improve the security of their home and prevent themselves becoming a repeat victim of this type of crime.”
“We are also now able to provide door chains, window locks, padlocks and other simple security measures to homeowners, to help them feel safe and secure in their homes.”
Officers also now have access to memo cameras, similar to wildlife cameras which can be placed in hotspot areas to monitor and record any activity there, with the aim of preventing and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
For more information on the Burglary Support Officer scheme or for general security advice, contact a member of your local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101, or advice can be found at www.dyfed-powys.police.uk.

Contact The Team

Email

CardiganNPT@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

This email address is for Neighbourhood Policing issues only. For all other enquiries please use:

ContactCentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

Telephone

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.

Local Police Stations

Parc Teifi
Cardigan
Ceredigion
SA43 1EW

Telephone

Non-Emergency Number 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.

Front Counter Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 09:00 – 13:00 and 13:40 – 17:00

Closed on Bank Holidays

Did you know?

The Welsh Government funds 500 Community Support Officers across Wales, over 70 in our force area.