17 Nov 2023
This week, Police and Crime Commissioner hosted Open Doors events at Police Headquarters for community representatives.
County Councillors, Town and Community Councillors as well as Members of Parliament and Members of Senedd were invited by PCC Dafydd Llywelyn to visit Police Headquarters at Llangunnor, Carmarthen to go behind closed doors to learn more about the work of some key specialist units at Dyfed-Powys Police.
A total of four sessions were hosted by the Police and Crime Commissioner over two consecutive days. The events included a range of inputs from specialist units and departments on key areas of policing such as Serious Violence and Organised Crime, Special Operations, and the Vulnerability Hub. The events aimed to provide community representatives with a comprehensive understanding of the vast work being undertaken by the Force to ensure that Dyfed-Powys communities remain safe from harm.
Attendees were also given a drone flight demonstration, and a tour of the Force Control Centre where they got an overview of how 101, 999 calls and the digital desk are being operated, and how the CCTV infrastructure is being implemented to support Officers on the ground.
Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said: “These Open Doors events have hopefully developed community representatives’ understanding of elements of work that Dyfed-Powys Police do, that maybe people are not aware of. Our aim was to foster a deeper sense of transparency and trust between Dyfed-Powys Police and the communities we serve, and also an opportunity to share insights and engage in constructive discussions with officers. The feedback has been positive, and we will look to arrange similar events in the future to ensure that community representatives are briefed on key developments and activities within the Force.