On Tuesday, February 6, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Dafydd Llywelyn was on a Community Engagement Day, reinforcing connections and addressing local concerns within some of Pembrokeshire’s communities.

The day commenced with a productive meeting between the PCC and the Pembrokeshire Youth Offending Team, who were collaborating with School Beat Police Officers at Haverfordwest High School, to deliver an impactful 'Crime Time' session to Year 8 students, aimed at developing awareness and prevention strategies.

The workshop at Haverfordwest High was followed by a visit to Pembroke Dock Port, where discussions took place with officers from the Force's Marine unit about the challenges faced in policing the coastal regions of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, and Carmarthenshire.  The PCC also had an update on combatting organised immigration crime and the work that is being carried out to safeguard our borders.

Continuing the day's agenda, the PCC engaged with Pembrokeshire's Superintendent to discuss local challenges, and how the Force are locally taking a proactive policing approach, and ensuring effective public engagement. The PCC extended the conversation to the streets of Tenby, where he joined officers on foot patrol, engaging with local businesses, including Tenby Stores, to discuss the impact of retail crime, particularly shoplifting, on the commercial landscape.

The day concluded with a briefing on rural crime with Dyfed-Powys Police's Pembrokeshire Rural Crime Team in Narberth. Discussions centred on collaborative efforts to support and protect our farming community, highlighting the crucial role that the Officers play in safeguarding rural livelihoods.

Reflecting on the day's engagements, PCC Dafydd Llywelyn reiterated the importance of community collaboration in tackling prevailing issues. "My community engagement day today was an opportunity to actively listen to some of the concerns and challenges faced in Pembrokeshire.  Our partnership with Youth Offending Teams in an example of our proactive approach to youth empowerment and crime prevention, equipping young people with knowledge and strategies to make positive choices in life.  By working collaboratively with local partners, we can build safer and more resilient communities.”



Further information: OPCC.Communication@dyfed-powys.police.uk

Article Date: 07/02/2024