Dyfed-Powys Police to mark 50th year with behind the scenes open day

Dyfed-Powys Police to mark 50th year with behind the scenes open day

DYFED-Powys Police will be opening its doors on Sunday 16th September to proudly give communities a behind-the-scenes view of policing at their celebratory Open Day, to be held at Police HQ, Llangunnor, Carmarthen.

The event is an opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate its 50th year as one service.

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 geographically in England and Wales. The name changed to Dyfed-Powys Police in 1974.

Lots has changed since 1968 including the uniform worn, the locations of police stations, the improvements in technology and the make-up of the police family. The force Open Day will be a great opportunity to get an insight on the developments over this time.

Visitors can expect to see:

  • A police pursuit demonstration.
  • A road traffic collision demonstration and how police and partners work together at a scene.
  • The scenes of crime investigators.
  • Officers from the Armed Response Unit and Dog Section.
  • Partners from Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, ambulance service and more!

The Open Day will also help to promote greater understanding of the work of the divisions, departments and units that make-up Dyfed-Powys Police and questions and feedback will be more than welcome on the day.

The event is being held in conjunction with Radio Carmarthenshire, Radio Ceredigion and Radio Pembrokeshire on Sunday, 16 September 12pm-4pm at Police HQ, Llangunnor.

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