Sergeant Craig Morgan

PCSO Billy Dunne

PCSO Lee Garrett

PC Cheryl Rudge

PC Jeff Cahalane

Inspector Gwyndaf Bowen

PC Mark Keane

Local Policing Priorities

Local area: Dyfed-Powys Police

Date agreed: 01 August 2018

Action

Priority August – September 2018

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 Events

Surgeries

Venue: Llangorse Community Hall

Date / time: 20 Sep 2018 - 10:00

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Llangorse Community Hall

Have a chat to your local PCSO Billy Dunne / Lee Garrett

1000-1100

 

Get up to date information from your local policing team join www.dpcm.co.uk

Venue: CrickHowell Post Office

Date / time: 28 Sep 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Meet your local PCSO

CrickHowell Post Office 1500 -1600

CrickHowell

Summer is here, come along and say hello to your local community support Officer Billy Dunne 8058 and Lee Garrett 8044, happy to have a chat, we will be at the Post office CrickHowell. Scams are on the rise come and speak to us for advice on avoiding being a victim of a scam.

Get up to date information from your local policing team join www.dpcm.co.uk

 

Venue: Crickhowell Post Office

Date / time: 28 Sep 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Crickhowell Post Office

Come and discuss any local issues with local PCSO Billy Dunne or Lee Garrett

1500-1600

Venue: Henderson Hall Talybont on Usk

Date / time: 01 Oct 2018 - 15:00

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Coffee and a Chat

Henderson Hall 1500 -1600

Talybont on Usk

Your local PCSO Billy Dunne 8058. Lee Garrett Will be at Henderson Hall happy to meet and discuss with you any concerns or issues you may have in the area that you live in.

Venue: Henderson Hall Talybont on Usk

Date / time: 09 Oct 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Coffee and a Chat

Henderson Hall 1500 -1600

Talybont on Usk

Pop into Henderson Hall and have a chat with your local PCSO Billy Dunne 8058 or Lee Garrett.

Get up to date information from your local policing team join www.dpcm.co.uk

Venue: Crickhowell Information Centre

Date / time: 09 Oct 2018 - 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: Llangorse Community Hall

Date / time: 18 Oct 2018 - 10:00

Description:

Llangorse Community Hall

Have a chat to your local PCSO Billy Dunne / Lee Garrett

1000-1100

 

Get up to date information from your local policing team join www.dpcm.co.uk

Venue: CrickHowell Post Office

Date / time: 26 Oct 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Meet your local PCSO

CrickHowell Post Office 1500 -1600

CrickHowell

Summer is here, come along and say hello to your local community support Officer Billy Dunne 8058 and Lee Garrett 8044, happy to have a chat, we will be at the Post office CrickHowell. Scams are on the rise come and speak to us for advice on avoiding being a victim of a scam.

Get up to date information from your local policing team join www.dpcm.co.uk

 

Venue: Crickhowell Post Office

Date / time: 26 Oct 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Crickhowell Post Office

Come and discuss any local issues with local PCSO Billy Dunne or Lee Garrett

1500-1600

Venue: Henderson Hall Talybont on Usk

Date / time: 05 Nov 2018 - 15:00

Description:

 

Coffee and a Chat

Henderson Hall 1500 -1600

Talybont on Usk

Your local PCSO Billy Dunne 8058. Lee Garrett Will be at Henderson Hall happy to meet and discuss with you any concerns or issues you may have in the area that you live in.

Venue: Henderson Hall Talybont on Usk

Date / time: 09 Nov 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Coffee and a Chat

Henderson Hall 1500 -1600

Talybont on Usk

Pop into Henderson Hall and have a chat with your local PCSO Billy Dunne 8058 or Lee Garrett.

Get up to date information from your local policing team join www.dpcm.co.uk

Venue: Crickhowell Information Centre

Date / time: 13 Nov 2018 - 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: Llangorse Community Hall

Date / time: 15 Nov 2018 - 10:00

Description:

Llangorse Community Hall

Have a chat to your local PCSO Billy Dunne / Lee Garrett

1000-1100

 

Get up to date information from your local policing team join www.dpcm.co.uk

Venue: CrickHowell Post Office

Date / time: 30 Nov 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Meet your local PCSO

CrickHowell Post Office 1500 -1600

CrickHowell

Summer is here, come along and say hello to your local community support Officer Billy Dunne 8058 and Lee Garrett 8044, happy to have a chat, we will be at the Post office CrickHowell. Scams are on the rise come and speak to us for advice on avoiding being a victim of a scam.

Get up to date information from your local policing team join www.dpcm.co.uk

 

Venue: Crickhowell Post Office

Date / time: 30 Nov 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Crickhowell Post Office

Come and discuss any local issues with local PCSO Billy Dunne or Lee Garrett

1500-1600

Venue: Henderson Hall Talybont on Usk

Date / time: 09 Dec 2018 - 15:00

Description:

Coffee and a Chat

Henderson Hall 1500 -1600

Talybont on Usk

Pop into Henderson Hall and have a chat with your local PCSO Billy Dunne 8058 or Lee Garrett.

Get up to date information from your local policing team join www.dpcm.co.uk

Local Notices

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Diogelwch Car - Meysydd Parcio Gwledig

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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
• Don't leave valuables such as handbags, wallets or any other items on display (Leaving even low value items on display makes your vehicle more vulnerable to attack from thieves)
• Remove all valuables from sight including any gadget holders
• Secure valuables and other items in the boot
• Close all windows and lock all doors and the boot
• Be wary of where you park your car

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Masnachwyr Twyllodrus

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Gwarchod Ffermydd

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Negeseuon Nadolig

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Gadewch i’r Nadolig fod yn ddiogel a braf i bawb

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Let’s be safe and nice to all this Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching we’re reminding people to enjoy themselves safely and lawfully by being ‘safe and nice to all’.

We’ve launched our annual crime prevention campaign Operation SANTA and will be offering advice and safety tips throughout December in a bid to keep our communities safe and well this Christmas.

Dyfed Powys is a safe place with low crime, but during the festive celebrations it can be easy to forget to take the sensible precautions we usually take.

Throughout December we will be offering advice and top tips on how to stay safe with a different theme for each week:

  1. Shopping – how to avoid becoming a victim of crime shopping locally or online
  2. Partying – how to make sure you enjoy a Christmas party without getting into trouble
  3. Caring – highlighting how we can all care for different parts of our communities including the elderly, students, those suffering domestic abuse and even our neighbours
  4. Protecting – what simple things you can do to protect your homes, vehicles and valuables

You can also expect to see your local officers out and about on the streets as we increase our patrols to reassure people and help prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.

For more top crime prevention tips this Christmas visit our website www.dyfed-powys.police.uk or follow us on twitter @DyfedPowys and @DPP_NPTBreconshire

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Gyrru adeg ia/amodau gaeafol

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Gyrru adeg ia/amodau gaeafol

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Tips for driving in icy conditions
• Slow down, steer gently and avoid braking or acceleration
• Leave a bigger gap between you and the car in front
• If you skid, do not brake harshly,
• If you travel across black ice and the steering feels light, don’t brake, just ease off the accelerator


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

• Blanket, rug or sleeping bag
• Shovel
• Bits of carpet or thick cardboard to place under driven wheels to help regain traction on ice or snow
• Salt, sand or cat litter – to help clear snow and ice
• Reflective jacket(s)
• Ice scraper and de-icer
• Torch and batteries
• Tow rope
• Snow chains (if you live in a remote or rural area)
• Battery jump leads
• Bottled water
• Snacks – chocolate or cereal bars
• Extra screen wash

When bad weather is forecast
• Warm winter coat, scarf, hat, gloves and warm clothes
• Waterproofs
• Sturdy boots
• Flask of hot drink

Be Prepared be Safe

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Segway a Byrddau Hofran: Y Gyfraith

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System Negeseuon Cymunedol

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Community Messaging System

 

Community Messaging’ (DPCM), Dyfed-Powys Police has rolled out ‘Community Messaging’ (DPCM), a system which enables the service to issue fast time messages to its communities and enables residents to play a part in policing.

 

Chief Superintendent Aled Davies said,

“Community Messaging’ complements our existing methods of speaking directly with our communities. Residents signing up to DPCM using just their e-mail address will receive messages straight into their inbox – messages which are relevant to their community, their lifestyle and interests.”

To sign up, visit www.dyfed-powys.police.uk and click on the DPCM link (www.dpcm.co.uk). Once in the page, individuals will be asked to choose the kind of information they want to receive, as well as answer a few questions specific to where they live.

Messages received through DPCM will be relevant to the information residents provide when they sign up and could include specific crime prevention advice, direct appeals based on local incidents and information about community events near to them. DCPM will be especially useful in support of the ‘Watch’ schemes (Farm Watch, Horse Watch, Boat Watch, Neighbourhood Watch) – where very specific information needs to be communicated to a distinct community very quickly.

Chief Supt Davies added,

“We know that social media is not favoured by everybody and many people don’t want to, or are unable to attend community meetings. DPCM is a way in which we can engage with our communities directly, in a more personal way than some of the other mechanisms we currently use. It also enables us to quickly rally eyes on the ground and expand our ‘policing’ capacity within communities. DPCM will also allow individuals to take on an information gathering role for their family or community, because users can request updates relating to more than one area if they wish.”

DCPM replaces the old OWL and ringmaster systems.  OWL users will shortly be receiving a message asking them to update their information on DCPM, thereby ensuring they will receive relevant messages in the future. 

 

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DIOGELWCH Y CARTREF

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More than a third of all burglaries are crimes of opportunity, where the burglar enters through unlocked doors or windows. Police are advising homeowners of a number of simple steps they can take to make their property more secure when leaving it unoccupied for any period of time.

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BARNWCH EICH GWASANAETH LLEOL

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Lladradau Defaid

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There have been increased reports from the farming community about theft of sheep. Police are keen to take positive action and bring the offenders to justice

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Ymgyrch SANTA

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

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Galwadau Sgam yn Targedu ein Cymunedau

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Please be aware of local scams which often increase during this time of the year, NEVER pass your bank details to anyone over the phone your bank will NEVER ask for this from you, also rebates from HMIC or other companies will not make contact by phone, PLEASE be vigilant.

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Saturday 7th July 2018 - 11am - 4pm

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Brecon Police Station Open Day

Brecon Police Station is opening its doors to the public this summer.

Police in the town are holding an open day on Saturday, July 7.

Between the hours of 11am and 4pm members of the public are invited to visit the station where they will have opportunity to take a tour around the police vehicles including the mobile police station, a riot van, patrols cars, a police tractor and a Go Safe speed van.

Visitors will be able to take a guided tour of the station’s custody suite and sit in a cell. There will be plenty of activities to keep children entertained including face painting, sports activities and police dress-up.

Local officers and staff will be there to speak to visitors about any concerns they may have around crime in the town. There will also be officers from specialist police departments including the dog section, firearms, Specials on horses, as well as other partner agencies and emergency services.

Chief Inspector Rhiannon Ivens said: “We’re looking forward to opening our doors to visitors for Brecon Police Station’s Open Day on Saturday, July 7.

“Holding an open day will provide an informal way for people to come and meet officers and staff, get a behind the scenes look at policing and build positive relationships with their local policing team.

 “It will allow visitors to meet their local police team, get some crime prevention advice and have a say on where we should be focussing our future patrols in the town.

 “I do hope the Brecon community will support this event and I look forward to meeting lots of new faces on Saturday, July 7.”

Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

For more information contact Ps 960 Pitt at Brecon Police Station on 101.

Email: adele.pitt@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

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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.