New Quay and Aberaeron

Local Priorities

Local Area:Aberaron and New Quay

Date Agreed:08 August 2017

Last Updated:05 October 2017


High visibility patrols to be conducted in Aberaeron & New Quay by Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Local Officers will Liaise with local business and the Harbour Staff to target any potential issues.


Updates – Foot patrol conducted by NPT

Local Events


Venue: Llanarth Church Hall

Date / Time: 05/12/17 11:00 - 12:00


On the 1st Tuesday of every month

Venue: Chapel Vestry, Llanon

Date / Time: 07/12/17 10:30 - 11:30


On the 1st Thursday of every month

Venue: Penwig Hotel, New Quay

Date / Time: 15/12/17 09:30 - 10:30


On the 15th of every month

Venue: Penwig Hotel, New Quay

Date / Time: 15/01/18 09:30 - 10:30


On the 15th of every month

Local Notices

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include; people who have limited family contact; distrust authority; have no friends; appear underfed, uncared for and withdrawn; are disorientated and avoid eye contact.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

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

Local News

Officers have received reports of someone purporting to be from the Her Majesty Revenue and Customs (HMRC) asking for money.  Sgt Richard Marshall said: “Officers responded to a report of a telephone scam by fraudsters pretending to be HMRC collectin… Read More »

Last Updated: 17 November 2017

Cardigan police are appealing for information about an RTC involving two cars, on the A487 Cardigan to Tanygroes, at around 5:45pm on Monday (13 November). A white Mitsubishi Shogun and a blue/silver Fiat Bravo were involved in the collision, on the … Read More »

Last Updated: 17 November 2017

“Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for witnesses following a two vehicle road traffic collision, which occurred at approximately 3.10pm on November 9th on the A470 between Builth Wells and Llyswen.   Fire, ambulance and council also attended the scene.… Read More »

Last Updated: 10 November 2017

JOINT DYFED-POWYS POLICE AND DYFED-POWYS POLICE & CRIME COMMISSIONER RESPONSE TO HMICFRS EFFICIENCY REPORT From Deputy Chief Constable Darren Davies: "I welcome the latest efficiency report from HMICFRS and whilst we are one of 10 forces graded a… Read More »

Last Updated: 09 November 2017

As the Dyfed-Powys Police investigation in to the fatal house fire at Llangammarch Wells continues, police are preparing the local community that the process could take months. Work at the scene of the fire continues today (Tuesday 7 November 2017),… Read More »

Last Updated: 07 November 2017

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for people to hand in unwanted guns, with a two week surrender of firearms and ammunition starting on 13 November 2017. Many firearms are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or are overlooked and forgot… Read More »

Last Updated: 14 November 2017

Contact The Team


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.

Local Police Stations

SA46 0PA


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

Dyfed-Powys Police does not routinely provide an enquiry office service at this station.

The Team

T/Inspector Matthew Howells joined Dyfed Powys Police in December 1998. Initially stationed at Aberystwyth Police Station on response Matthew became the Neighbourhood officer for the town until September 2001. Attachments to the CID and Priority Policing Team followed for seven months before moving to Aberaeron Station for the summer of 2002 as a response officer. In September 2002 Matthew moved back to Aberystwyth to join the Priority Policing Team as a Detective Constable, becoming the team’s Detective Sergeant in June 2003 until November 2007. He then moved to Headquarters in Carmarthen to join the Serious and Organised Crime Team until May 2011. Then he spent three years seconded to the Countryside Council for Wales and Natural Resources Wales until July 2014 when he became a Staff Officer to Chief Constable Simon Prince working on the National Rural and Wildlife Crime Portfolio. He has now been carrying out Inspector duties at Lampeter since March 2017.

Matthew said, “I am really pleased to be given this opportunity to come back to Ceredigion to work. I come from a farming background and have many links to the mid-section of the division. I look forward to working for the communities of the section.”

The Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant for the mid-section of Ceredigion is T/PS 956 Richard Marshall, with responsibility for supervising a team of Neighbourhood Constables and Police Community Support Officers spread around the area.  He has been policing the area since 2001, and is committed to ensuring that his team tackles the issues which matter our communities.

PC Helen Yelland is currently a Neighbourhood Police Officer and Family Liaison Officer.  Her aim as a PC is to work closely with the community to tackle and address local needs and concerns. She is looking forward to making a difference within the community and taking positive action to make the community a safer place to live and work.

PCSO Trish Smith joined the New Quay and Aberaeron team in January 2007. Her aim is to work closely with my community with a view to address and resolve any community issues they may have. She spent many enjoyable years visiting Aberaeron and New Quay, and considers herself lucky that she now works there.

Sarah Moore joined the Aberaeron Neighbourhood Policing team in April 2017 and aims to work alongside and for the people of Aberaeron, to help resolve any problems and issues for a safer community.

She speaks Welsh and English and hopes to make a positive difference for the people who live in Aberaeron and surrounding villages. She is a local girl, which contributes towards the knowledge and understanding of the communities of Ceredigion. She is extremely grateful to be working in Aberaeron and has new ideas for projects she wants to bring forward and introduce to the community, from getting to know the needs of the network of people in Aberaeron and surrounding villages.  

Did you know?

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