MID and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Estates team are delighted to announce the commencement of an arrangement to accommodate Dyfed Powys Police at Kidwelly Fire Station, providing a base serving Kidwelly and the surrounding area.
Sean Lloyd, Head of Response, Carmarthenshire County Command, said:
“As a Service we fully support Kidwelly Fire Station being utilised as a flexible base for officers and PCSO’s to support the local community.
“This new way of working will support our strategic aim of partnership working and allow the residents of Kidwelly and surrounding areas to benefit from the availability of officers and PCSO’s in their community”.
Superintendent Gary Mills, Policing lead for Carmarthenshire, said:
“This move is about ensuring the best use of public money. Our focus is now about spending time in the community working with local people and advances in technology allow us to do this much more.
“We really don’t want to spend much time in our police stations, so sharing a facility with the Mid and West Wales Fire Service helps both services make the best use of valuable resources.”
“There is very little need for Officers and PCSOs to return to a station throughout their shift. This new base will give us the flexibility to have a base available to us for those times when we need it.
“It is important to us that the people of Kidwelly and surrounding community know how to engage with us.”