PCSO Billy Dunne

PCSO Lee Garrett

PC Jeff Cahalane

Inspector Gwyndaf Bowen

PC Mark Keane

Sergeant Lucy Bassett

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Dyfed-Powys Police

Date agreed: 01 August 2019

Action

Priority August – September 2019

Op Heirloom

Domestic Abuse awareness

In Dyfed-Powys police we have identified that our reports of domestic abuse are higher during the summer than any other time of year. Visitor numbers throughout summer month’s increase within Dyfed-Powys and this will inevitability impact upon us.

In response to this throughout August and September we will be running a force wide operation, Op Heirloom. Some of the aims of the operation are to:

  • Safeguard the community and protect those most vulnerable.
  • Hold perpetrators accountable at every opportunity.
  • Protect Victims & Children from serious harm

Neighbourhood policing teams will raise awareness of the subject within our communities.

We will support this making it a priority for the period. Our Neighbourhood policing team will be visiting campsites, tourist attractions and the night-time economy, to talk to people about domestic abuse.

As well as talking to people about domestic abuse we have specially trained domestic abuse officers and staff working in the background targeting known offenders and protecting vulnerable people using all the powers available to them.

This includes disclosures through a scheme called Clare’s Law. It allows victims or potential victims of domestic abuse to be made aware of a partner’s violent past.

SIGNS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

  • Domestic abuse is not only violence. It can be physical, sexual, emotional or financial abuse, threats and causing damage to property. These are all ways of controlling someone

 

  • One partner seems afraid of the other, or very anxious to please him or her

 

  • One partner often criticises or humiliates the other in front of other people

 

  • You can see physical injuries (bruises, broken bones, sprains, cuts etc) and may have been given unlikely explanation for their injuries

 

  • One partner is reluctant to leave children with the other partner.

 

ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO WITNESS DOMESTIC ABUSE

  • To report domestic abuse call police on 101. If you’re reporting to police as abuse is happening call 999 for an immediate response.

 

  • Don’t be afraid to report anything that concerns you. It’s not interfering and could really help someone at risk of domestic abuse

 

  • Your phone call or support could make a real difference.

 

SUPPORT FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

  • To report domestic abuse call police on 101. If you’re reporting to police as abuse is happening call 999 for an immediate response.

 

  • Call the abuse and violence helpline Live Fear Free helpline on 0808 8010 800

 

  • Download the free Brightsky app – it’s full of information and has a secret setting to help protect your privacy

 

  • Visit dyfed-powys.police.uk/ClaresLaw to learn about a scheme where you can find out if your current or potential partner has a history of abuse or violence.

Local area: Crickhowell Rural

Date agreed: 02 April 2019

Action

Rural Priority

Reports of illegal off-roading in Crickhowell and the surrounding area.

The incidents are occurring mainly on weekends and persons have been using motorbikes as well as 4x4 vehicles.

 Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT) are patrolling these areas and actions will be taken if individuals are found to be illegally off-roading. NPT are working with external agencies to tackle this issue.  People located in the area risk having their vehicles seized.  If any activity is seen please ring in on 101 to report.

Updates

02 July 2019

Press release 25/06/2019

Brecon Police officers are running an on going operation to tackle quad thefts.

There has recently been a rise in thefts of quad bikes in south Powys. Seven have been stolen since the end of April.

Officers from the local beat, roads policing and the Rural Crime Team are working with neighbouring forces to tackle the issue.

As a direct result of this proactive work, there have been a number of successes in catching offenders and returning quad bikes to their owners.

A quad stolen at the end of March from the Crickhowell area, was recovered recently in the Hereford area, and two men arrested.

On May 1, following information from Gwent Police, Dyfed-Powys arrested a 17-year-old man from Tredegar on suspicion of handling stolen goods. A quad bike was recovered during a search of his property and returned to its rightful owner in Hereford.

Overnight on Friday, May 10, two quad bikes were stolen from farms in Talybont on Usk and Lllanhamlach, recovered by police and returned to the owners before they realised they had been stolen.

PC Tom Songhurst said: “We have increased patrols in rural communities to protect those vulnerable to quad theft and will continue with our efforts.

“We have improved our response to suspicious incidents/vehicles, with reassurance being provided by Neighbourhood Policing Teams and the Rural Crime Team.

“Can I ask all farmers to play a part in keeping their property safe and take steps to secure their quad bikes appropriately. Take keys out of the ignition and store them safely away from the machines.

“I must also urge anyone who sees something suspicious in their area, whether that is a vehicle or person, to report it to police on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress."

Anyone with information please contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Local Events

Surgeries

Venue: Crickhowell Information Centre

Date / time: 11 Sep 2019 - 15:00

Description:

PACT Meeting - come and have a chat to your local policing team Billy Dunne 8058 and Lee Garrett 8044, in the CrickHowell Information Centre.  Interested in what is happening in the local area, crime prevention advice, sign up to our community messaging system on www.dpcm.co.uk

Venue: Crickhowell Information Centre

Date / time: 09 Oct 2019 - 15:00

Description:

PACT Meeting - come and have a chat to your local policing team Billy Dunne 8058 and Lee Garrett 8044, in the CrickHowell Information Centre.  Interested in what is happening in the local area, crime prevention advice, sign up to our community messaging system on www.dpcm.co.uk

Local Notices

There are currently no notices for this area

Contact The Team

Email

CrickhowellNPT@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

High Street
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1BE

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

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

Did you know?

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