The Police help to prevent crime and ensure the safety of the public. They are also available to offer help and advice on crime issues and are involved in community initiatives which help to build a good relationship between them and the public, e.g. Blue Light Discos, Friday Night Football, Hug a Hoody, etc.
In Wales we have four Police forces, these are: Dyfed-Powys, Gwent, North Wales and South Wales.
As a WICID.tv user it is highly likely that you are served by South Wales Police Force – this force covers Bridgend, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea and the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Police and young people
You may have met your local Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) or Special Constable in your school your youth club.
It’s important that the Police regularly engage with their communities and this can include running assemblies around Halloween and Bonfire Night to talk about Crime and Consequences, they may attend PSHE days to discuss Community Safety or to ask you about how you feel in your local area.
In most areas the Police have a School Liaison Programme which organises visit like the ones detailed above. For more information you can visit School Beat. You can contact the Rhondda Cynon Taf School Liaison Officer at Merthyr Tydfil Police Station on: 01656 655555.
Cheshire Police have also set-up a young people’s website with some useful information aimed at young people.