Dyfed Powys Police

#AllInItTogether or Once Upon A Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Once upon a time there was a politician who said “We’re all in this together” or something very similar. Soon after there followed one of the new breed, a Police and Crime Commissioner belonging to the same party as old “we’re all in this together” chops. We didn’t ask for this new thing called PCCs, […]

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Complaints, Discipline and Social Media – How Big Is The Problem?

Reading Time: 7 minutes There have been a few high-profile cases recently of officers falling foul of their Force Policies on Social Media and incurring the displeasure of PSD/DPS.  The ones that come most readily to mind are Newquay Sarge, Gary Watts, James Patrick and Tony Ryan, although in the case of the last all does not appear to

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Dyfed Powys Police Sergeant runs the London Marathon to support Brecon MRT | Brecon Mountain Rescue Team

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dyfed Powys Police Sergeant runs the London Marathon to support Brecon MRT | Brecon Mountain Rescue Team. Police Sergeant Darren Brown from Welshpool in the North of Powys has set himself the challenge to run the London Marathon on April 13th 2014. In doing so he will also be supporting the work of Brecon Mountain

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First It’s Mrs Angry Now Me….Crazy Policy? #DontDitchTheDogs

Reading Time: 2 minutes I was relaxing in Angry Towers this afternoon watching a Police documentary, Life On Mars I think it was called, when a Tweet from Dyfed-Powys PCC caught my eye. Volunteering opportunities. Lay Custody Visitor – really didn’t fancy that, not my cup of tea at all. Residents’ Panel – not a resident, I live the

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So, the Force With 2 Officers Per 1,000 Head of Population Is Getting A Rural Policing Centre Of Excellence

Reading Time: 3 minutes Somewhere round about the middle of December I wrote about the loneliness of the Rural Police Officer in Dyfed Powys Police. You can find it here if you haven’t already read it. Then I found this article here about how the Dyfed Powys PCC has secured £44,000 in funding to set up a Centre of

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The Loneliness of the Rural Police Officer

Reading Time: 3 minutes I saw a tweet recently from Mr Christopher Salmon, the PCC for Dyfed Powys Police. It said “A single officer answers a call in remote mid-Wales, an hour from help. Officers in towns are minutes from backup. That’s the #DPRural test.” An odd Tweet I thought so I responded with two of my own; “Is

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Are the Police Being Politicised? – The Results Are In

Reading Time: 3 minutes A little while ago I wrote a blog about the Dyfed Powys PCC and some of the claims that he had made on at least two websites that he was associated with.  Maybe I should point out that neither of these websites was the official PCC website, one was his own blog and the other

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Are the Police Being Politicised?

Reading Time: 7 minutes My friend Dai in a large Welsh Constabulary brought this to my attention. This is a post by Tory PCC Christopher Salmon entitled What is a Conservative PCC?.  This post also appears, in a slightly different form on the Conservativesathome website here.  In it’s latter form it has attracted several complaints that Mr Salmon is

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