PC Jeff Cahalane

Inspector Gwyndaf Bowen

PC Mark Keane

PCSO Jason Hawkins

PCSO Jones Sophie

PC Rebecca Templeton

Sergeant Lucy Bassett

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Brecon Town

Date agreed: 08 March 2019

Action

Priority 1

Breconshire Neighbourhood Policing Team in line with concerns raised by our community have adopted “Scam Callers” as a priority for the forthcoming period.

Every year, millions of people in the UK are victims of scams. People of all ages can be scammed. Scams can have serious financial and emotional consequences for victims, and can lead to feelings of guilt, shame, embarrassment, fear, and anxiety.

Locally we have seen a large increase in “Scam Calls” with a number of people falling victim and experiencing financial loss. Unfortunately the scammers are targeting the most vulnerable in our community with the elderly being more susceptible.

Our aim is to:

  • Raise awareness locally of Scam Calls.
  • Provide advice and information on how to avoid them.
  • Know how to recognise a Scam Call and how to deal with it.
  • If you are a victim of Scam Callers how to get help.

Priority 2 Brecon Section

Speeding vehicles continues to be a subject that is raised regularly in our community engagement with particular areas of concern being Pendre Hill and Cradoc Road. As such we have designated the issue as a local priority.

To tackle the issue we will use a number of strategies. With the aid of the Response and Roads Policing Units our colleagues will patrol using both marked and unmarked vehicles dealing robustly with drink and drug drivers. They will seize vehicles from uninsured and un-licenced drivers along with un-taxed vehicles.

Running in parallel with this will be the Community Speed Watch Scheme.

A number of groups are already up and running in the area.

They consist of volunteers from within our community who want to take an active role and actually make a difference in that community. Those volunteers receive full training and are provided with all necessary equipment. They will work alongside the Neighbourhood Policing Team, Go Safe and Local Authorities to reduce instances of speeding vehicles in our community.

Anyone interested in becoming involved in the Community Speed Watch scheme should contact PCSO 8138 Sophie Jones at Brecon police station using the 101 non-emergency telephone number or by email at sophie.jones@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk for further information.

Priority 3 Brecon Section

Members of the public have detailed concerns around illegal drug use in the Uplands area of Brecon with particular unease at the prevalence of cannabis.

Updates

29 April 2019

Update April 2019

Priority 1. Scam Callers

Efforts continue to raise awareness around Scam Callers. PCSO’s provide support and information to vulnerable groups and individuals where ever possible.

Presentations have been made to The Women’s Institute and further presentations have been arranged with St Michaels Church group and the Mothers Union.

If you would like specific information or advice or would like to arrange for us to give a presentation to a local group please contact one of your local PCSO’s or the local Neighbourhood policing team.

Priority 2. Excess Speed

The Brecon Community Speed Watch Group has been active in the Cradoc Road and Pendre area from January through April. At the time of submission 38 warning letters have been issued to drivers exceeding the speed limit in the area. This very small but dedicated group continue to make an impact on the issue which is very important to the local community.

If you are interested in setting up or joining an existing Speed Watch group please contact your local PCSO Sophie Jones.

Email : sophie.jones@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

Priority 3. Illegal Drug use

Intelligence gathering continues with enforcement where information is sufficient to action.

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Morrison's Supermarket Cafe, Brecon

Date / time: 31 May 2019 - 14:00

Description:

Local Neighbourhood Policing Team Officers/PCSO’s will be at Morrison's Supermarket Cafe, Brecon, every last Friday of the month between 2pm and 3pm. Please come along and discuss  any local issues or concerns that you may have. Officers will also be able to offer crime prevention advice.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPP_NPTBrecon

Venue: Morrison's Supermarket Cafe, Brecon

Date / time: 28 Jun 2019 - 14:00

Description:

Local Neighbourhood Policing Team Officers/PCSO’s will be at Morrison's Supermarket Cafe, Brecon, every last Friday of the month between 2pm and 3pm. Please come along and discuss  any local issues or concerns that you may have. Officers will also be able to offer crime prevention advice.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPP_NPTBrecon

Venue: Morrison's Supermarket Cafe, Brecon

Date / time: 26 Jul 2019 - 14:00

Description:

Local Neighbourhood Policing Team Officers/PCSO’s will be at Morrison's Supermarket Cafe, Brecon, every last Friday of the month between 2pm and 3pm. Please come along and discuss  any local issues or concerns that you may have. Officers will also be able to offer crime prevention advice.

In the event the surgery is called off (due to operation incidents) we’ll endeavour to place a notification on our Twitter account - @DPP_NPTBrecon

Local Notices

Summary:

Scammers pretending to be police officers from fraud unit.

Details:

Persons are phoning eldery members of the community masqurading as police officers, attempting to persuade members of the public to withdraw large sums of cash.  If you receive a call similar to this please DO NOT GIVE YOUR LOCATION or YOUR BANK DETAILS

Attachment

Contact The Team

Email

BreconTownNPT@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

Divisional Police Headquarters
Plas-y-Ffynnon
Cambrian Way
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7HP

Telephone

Non-Emergency Number 101 

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.

Fax

01874 611371

Front Counter Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 08:00 – 20:00
Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 14:00 and 14:40 – 18:00

Closed on Bank Holidays

Did you know?

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