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.
In Wales we have four Police forces, these are: Dyfed-Powys, Gwent, North Wales and South Wales.
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 or 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. In most areas, the Police have a School Liaison Programme – they may attend PSHE days in schools to discuss Community Safety or to ask you about how you feel in your local area.
Check out this video by SchoolBeat showing the success Officers had in 2018.