Dyfed-Powys Police officers praised for support in Salisbury

POLICE officers from Dyfed-Powys have been praised for their support and doing the basics brilliantly in Salisbury after the poisoning of Sergei Skripel and his daughter, on March 4.

A consort of five officers spent 15 days in Salisbury providing support to Wiltshire Police, along with 36 other forces from throughout the UK.

PC Jamie Lang, who is usually stationed at Whitland, PC Nick Rice of ICAT in HQ, PC Becky Butler, of Cardigan, PC Dion Parsons, of Carmarthen and PC Simon...

Dyfed-Powys Police gain International recognition as a ‘Great Employer’

DYFED-Powys Police has achieved a stamp of approval as a great employer, from the global people management body - Investors in People.

Following interviews with staff and a rigorous assessment the force now meets standard accreditation - demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

The organisation’s progress over the past 12 months was dubbed ‘exemplary’ and changes made recognised as having a positive impact both in terms of results and...

Dyfed-Powys Police announce Richard Lewis of Carmarthenshire as newest Chief Officer

DYFED-Powys Police yesterday announced Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Richard Lewis as the newest member of their Chief Officer Team (on Monday, April 16).

Richard, a Welsh speaker from Carmarthenshire, has risen through the ranks since joining the force as a PC 18 years ago (in 2000), and has worked as a uniformed police officer across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

ACC Richard Lewis said: “I’m honoured to be appointed as Assistant Chief Constable in my...

Victims of anti-social behaviour to be given more support

FROM April 2018 victims of anti-social behaviour in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys will receive support from the victim and witness service, Goleudy.

Goleudy is commissioned by Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, and provides support to anyone affected by crime and anti-social behaviour, regardless of whether they’ve reported it to the police. He said: “Goleudy offers a free and...

Dyfed-Powys Police celebrates 50 years

On the 1st April 1968 Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire Constabulary, the Mid Wales Constabulary and the Pembrokeshire Police came together to form Dyfed-Powys Constabulary, making it the largest police force...

Police appeal for ‘missing person’ Peter Russell

‪DYFED-Powys Police needs help in looking for Peter Russell.

They released the following statement today, Thursday (Mar 22).

"‪He was last known to be in Penybont, Carmarthenshire and we don’t think he has a car with him. He was reported missing earlier today, Thursday (Mar 22).

"Peter is believed be wearing jeans, black long sleeve vest and black bobble hat. No coat.

"Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting inc. 56 22/03/18."

Work to improve recognised in 2nd ‘good’ rating for Dyfed-Powys Police

DYFED-Powys Police has today received further assurance that the wholesale change across the organisation introduced over the last 12 months is making a difference, with the HMICFRS grading the force as ‘Good’ in terms of how effective it is.

This is the second consecutive ‘Good’ grading rating from the HMICFRS following the 2017 legitimacy report.

“Dyfed-Powys Police is good at keeping people safe and reducing crime. The force has made improvements since 2016, and...

Dyfed-Powys Police support CSE day

DYFED-Powys Police is urging people to speak out if they spot signs of adults developing inappropriate relationships with children in their community.

Sunday, March 18, is the national awareness day for Child Sexual Exploitation led by the charity National Working Group.

Safeguarding children is everybody’s business. Any child can be sexually exploited no matter what culture, ethnicity, religion, background or gender.

To support this day, all this week officers and staff from the...

Officers commended by judge for ‘colossal and exceptional investigation’ as Operation Ulysses court case concludes

THE Judge in the trial of what Dyfed-Powys Police have described as a 'Serious Sophisticated Organised Crime Group'  has commended a number of  the officers involved in 'Operation Ulysses' today, Tuesday (Mar 13) at Swansea Crown Court.

Speaking at the end of the trial, which has seen 28 members of the group handed down over 193 years in prison between them the judge commented that it was a  'colossal and exceptional investigation'.

The Judge’s commendations were  for:...

Keeping it in the family as fourth generation PC joins Dyfed-Powys Police

WHEN Rhiannon Haf Griffiths passed out as a police constable, she continued her family’s 90-year tradition in policing.

The 22-year-old is the fourth generation Griffiths PC, following her father, grandfather and great-grandfather in helping to keep the communities of South Wales safe.

PC Griffiths passed out as a member of the Dyfed-Powys Police force on Thursday, March 8, and will be based in Llanelli, where her great-grandfather began his career 90 years ago.

Her dad Marc...