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The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, is officially opening a new workshop in Bridgend called Ty Richard Thomas during a ceremony to be held this Friday 9th October 2015.
This week police forces across the country have been taking part in a nationwide initiative to target rogue traders and provide education and reassurance to the public on how to deal with unscrupulous or unwanted callers.
South Wales Police will be advertising for Police Constables in Spring 2016 (11 April 2016 with a closing date for applications of 18 April 2016) and we are looking for the very best candidates.
Police, trading standards and numerous other partner agencies have joined forces to crack down on rogue traders across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
New legislation comes into force today making it illegal to smoke in a car with children under the age of 18
South Wales Police continues to investigate a series of sexual assaults which happened in Cardiff last week.
South Wales Police take part in All Wales campaign to target motorists who use mobile phones while driving
Launching today for a period of two weeks, South Wales Police will be joining the other three Welsh forces in increased activity to target motorists who use mobile phones whilst driving.
South Wales Police is continuing to investigate a sexual assault on a woman at a property in Cathays Terrace, Cardiff, which was reported just after 11.30am on Tuesday, September 22.
Exactly one year since its launch, Swansea city centre’s new and improved Help Point has brought significant benefits to police, ambulance and health services.
South Wales Police is investigating a sexual assault which occurred in Cardiff Civic Centre during the early hours of Sunday, September 20.
Building companies are being asked to log and photograph machinery following thefts from construction sites in Cardiff city centre.
A policing operation is underway in the student area of Cardiff in a bid to prevent burglaries.
A campaign to urge people to enjoy a good night out by not having too much to drink is being given a new focus ahead of the Rugby World Cup and Student Freshers Week in the towns and cities of South Wales this autumn.
The 5-year-old boy who died following a collision on Western Avenue, Cardiff, yesterday has been named as Joseph Smith from St Mellons.
A real ‘drugs den’ located in a wooded area in the Brackla area of Bridgend has been destroyed by police.
A man has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison for two offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act following an incident which happened in Ely, Cardiff.
A Wolverhampton man has been made subject of a football banning order following an incident at a Cardiff city centre pub.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales Police, the Right Honourable Alun Michael, is inviting members of the community to join its volunteer scheme which inspects the custody cells within the South Wales Police service.
South Wales police is joining colleagues from across the UK as part of Local Policing Prevent Awareness Week
Off-duty officer Barry Davies has been hailed a hero for helping to save the life of a man who collapsed at a Neath sports ground.
Police in Cardiff are working with the local authority and local landowners to tackle anti social use of off road motor cycle in the area of Plymouth Great Woods.
A Barry woman and her landlord’s refusal to cooperate with ultimatums from the Safer Vale Partnership has resulted in the first eviction and closure order being granted in Wales under the Anti Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act.
Three men have been put behind bars after targeting an 84 year old man from the Splott area of Cardiff and bullying their way into his house and stealing £3,000 in cash.
Seven men have been sent to prison and an eighth has received a suspended sentence today (Wednesday 12th August) at Cardiff Crown Court for violent disorder which broke out in central Cardiff during an organised protest in the city in July 2014.
Staff and officers donned their rainbow epaulettes and T-shirts to join in the Pride Cymru celebrations in Cardiff.
South Wales Police (SWP) is helping to build a Wales where women achieve and prosper, by championing gender equality in the workplace and becoming the latest supporter of Chwarae Teg.
Our new campaign launched today highlights how quickly someone can become a victim of car crime. Between February and April this year – 1,566 thefts from motor vehicles were reported to South Wales Police.
Police in Swansea traced a burglary suspect through DNA technology after he left a half-eaten snack at the scene of his crime.
South Wales Police is appealing for information about an incident that took place in a layby on New Road, Mountain Ash at around 7.40pm on Sunday, July 26, in an area known locally as Lletty Turner Bends.
More than 12,000 breath tests carried out across Wales during Summer Anti-Drink and Drug Drive Campaign.
Over 300 breath tests were positive throughout Wales during the recent month-long Anti Drink and Drug Drive Summer Campaign.
An innovative South Wales Police campaign aimed at reducing violent crime is already helping to make people feel safer and encouraging people on a night out to drink less alcohol according to a report by the Centre for Public Health.
A Swansea man has been sentenced to nine years in prison after he smashed his way into the home of a 73-year-old man to commit a burglary.
Surfers heading to a Swansea beach are being reminded not to give thieves an easy ride this summer.
Police launched an offensive against drug dealers in a series of Barry raids on Wednesday, 15 July 201
Detectives in Cardiff investigating the discovery of the body of a baby boy in the river Taff on June 23rd have published photographs of a sheet and a towel which was used to wrap the body.
Children from a Swansea school have been given the VIP treatment as a reward for their success in a crime prevention quiz.
Police in Ferndale are appealing for information following an indecent assault which occurred at around 8.40pm on 10 July 2015.
The motorcyclist who died in a road traffic collision which occurred shortly before 10.00pm on Wednesday 8th July has been named as Richard Williams from Pontypool.
South Wales Police is pleased to announce that announce that children with special education needs will benefit from this year’s Emergency Services Fun Day which takes place on 25th July, 2015.
An Aberdare PCSO proved he has a nose for the job this week after sniffing out tens of thousands of pounds worth of cannabis.
A man who was left in a coma for two months by a vicious attack which occurred in 2007 has helped to spread the anti-violence message in south Wales.
Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael and Chief Constable Peter Vaughan are looking for the views of the public and key partners, as well as canvassing officers and staff, to hear first hand what their views are on policing in South Wales and how best to understand and respond to the needs of our communities.
A 23 year old man from Caerau in Cardiff has been sent to prison for eight months and received a five year Criminal Behaviour Order and disqualified from driving for three years.
Neighbourhood police officers have been working with local post offices across Cardiff this week to launch the ‘‘Adopt a Post Office’ scheme.
It will soon be the end of an era for Port Talbot Police Station which is due to close to make way for new town centre development.
Multi-agency operation in Cardiff makes 20 arrests for offences including suspected forced labour, money laundering, theft and abstraction of electricity.
South Wales Police Superintendent Lian Penhale responds to the encouraging news that the Crown Prosecution Service has recorded a record number of prosecutions for violence against women across England and Wales.
An award-winning police officer from Swansea has given a youth club for youngsters in the Pontardawe area a summer boost.
Over 300 people within our communities are now carrying the Keep Safe Cymru Card since its joint launch with South Wales Police, Learning Disability Services and Mencap Cymru, December, 2014.
South Wales Police has dismantled an organised drugs and money laundering ring involved in dealing cocaine.
This weekend, over 135,000 festival-goers will be in Glastonbury enjoying the festival. If you are heading down to Somerset, please ensure that you think about your own safety and the security of your belongings.
This week marks the launch of National Neighbourhood & Home Watch Week 2015, and Neighbourhood Watch coordinators across England and Wales are being urged to take a moment to talk with neighbours about the rising danger of phone scams.
South Wales Police is investigating the discovery of the body of a newly born baby which was retrieved from the River Taff in Cardiff near the junction of Penarth Road and the Taff Embankment shortly after 6.00pm on Tuesday 23rd June.
Police in Swansea are continuing to investigate the discovery of a cannabis factory at a house in the Uplands area.
Former Director of Corporate and Legal Services for Gwent and South Wales Police, Gareth Madge has been awarded an OBE and Director of Finance and Administration, Umar Hussain has been awarded the MBE.
Convicted rapist Carlos Brown has been sentenced to 15 years in prison followed by six years on licence.
A Swansea man has been jailed for over eight years after pleading guilty to burglary and robbery offences.
Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews has announced over £16 million for the continued funding of 500 Community Support Officers.
Two men from the Wentloog area of Cardiff have each been sentenced to six years and six months in prison for a string of burglaries in and around Cardiff.
Police have made four arrests for drugs offences after executing warrants in the Penlan area of Swansea.
A thief who used a car to smash his way into a golf club has been sent to prison.
Police have recovered stolen property worth over £40,000 after officers executed a search warrant at a traveller site in Briton Ferry.
A Neath burglar has been sent to prison after he was arrested by police and found in possession of money and a Terry’s Chocolate Orange which he had stolen from his elderly victim.
Several PCSOs from the Western Division of South Wales Police have been recognised for their outstanding work in the community.
There’s a familiar face back on the beat in Morriston.
South Wales Police launched an awareness campaign this month, June 2, 2015 to let everyone in South Wales know that the best and quickest way to contact the Police is to dial 101 for all non-emergency calls.
A new multi-agency hub set up to safeguard vulnerable people in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil has been praised by South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael and Deputy Commissioner Sophie Howe.