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A football hooligan will be watching the beautiful game from a television screen for the foreseeable future after he was handed a four-year Football Banning Order.
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has published two reports today (Thursday 8th December). The HMIC PEEL Leadership Report assesses the leadership of police forces across England and Wales and the HMIC PEEL Legitimacy Report assessed how legitimate South Wales Police is at keeping people safe and reducing crime.
Help available for webcam blackmail victims: don’t panic, and don’t pay
A Bridgend hospital worker has today been jailed for 21 months after pleading guilty to forging the signatures of her colleagues and a vulnerable patient – in a scam that saw her net thousands of pounds over several years.
Motorists who choose to get behind the wheel of a car whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be targeted by a month long Christmas campaign across Wales.
25th November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Three members of an organised crime group have been sent to prison – two others have been given suspended sentences and three more given community orders.
James Frazer-Mann from Barry in south Wales has received a four months sentence suspended for 12 months and 180 hours community of service at Cardiff Crown Court today (Monday 21st November).
Two drug-dealing brothers who attempted to avoid detection by stashing large quantities of heroin along a footpath in Cardiff Bay are today starting lengthy sentences behind bars.
Aabid Ali, 48, from Wrexham has today (Thursday 17th November) been charged with two counts under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 – Possession of a document likely to be useful to a person preparing to commit an act of terrorism and one charge under Section One of the Terrorism Act 2006 – Encouragement of terrorism.
Aabid Ali, 48, from Wrexham has today (Thursday 17th November) been charged with two counts under Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000 – Possession of a document likely to be useful to a person preparing to commit an act of terrorism and one charge under Section One of the Terrorism Act 2006 – Encouragement […]
Drugs worth an estimated £30,000 have been recovered during a series of raids in Barry.
On Tuesday 15th November South Wales Police charged Mohammed Haji Saddique, 80, from the Cyncoed area of Cardiff with eight offences of ‘assault a girl under 13 by touching’ – contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and seven offences of ‘indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14 years’ – contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 1956.
Beaujolais Nouveau Day – Thursday 17th November 2016
Speaking after the conviction and sentencing of Edward and Stephen Bennett to life imprisonment at Cardiff Crown Court today (Monday 14th November) for the murder of Mark Jones, Detective Chief Inspector Ceri Hughes said:
Today, 11th November 2016, South Wales Police held its annual Remembrance Service at Police Headquarters in Bridgend, to honour all members of the armed forces who have given their lives in the line of duty and in particular those from its predecessor forces who made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars.
A family fun day inAberdare has helped fund life saving equipment in the community.
Applications are invited from those who currently possess a valid Certificate in the Knowledge of Policing, obtained in the last 3 years, or an approved equivalent as at 28th November 2016.
Dedicated young volunteers from the Vale of Glamorgan were this week officially welcomed in to the South Wales Police ‘family’.
Over £15,000 worth of cocaine has been taken off the streets thanks to proactive policing and information from the community.
Police in Wales are warning people viewing sexually explicit images of children that the next knock at their door could be officers from a new team set up to keep children safe from harm.
The four police forces in Wales, led by Gwent Police and in partnership with Road Safety Wales, are launching a major crackdown on motorists who use mobile phones whilst driving. The All Wales enforcement campaign will run from Monday 7th November until Sunday 20th November and is urging all road users to ‘keep their eyes […]
Sammy Almahri, 45, has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Cardiff Crown Court today (Thursday 3rd November) for the murder of Nadine Aburas, 28, in Cardiff on New Year’s Eve 2014.
A week of action aimed at getting residents of two Garw Valley communities involved in, and proud of their local area, has been hailed a great success.
South Wales Police has been praised in the latest report issued by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner urges patrons of pubs and clubs to #DrinkLessEnjoyMore, have a Happy Halloween and don’t turn it into fright night!
Businesses from across Southern Wales learnt the importance of protecting themselves form internet-related crime at an event hosted by TARIAN, the Southern Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU), and Welsh Government.
The event, which took place on Tuesday 18th October, was organised to coincide with Safer Internet Day – a national drive spearheaded by Get Safe Online, to raise awareness about the risks of online crime to business and to the general public.
Four activity-packed days are planned for residents of the Garw Valley during half-term week, thanks to a partnership which aims to get residents involved in, and proud of, the communities in which they live.
Two South Wales Police officers who risked their own safety to save the life of a woman who had set herself on fire, have been commended for their remarkable courage at the force’s Annual Awards event.
A police officer has been presented with an RSPCA award for her outstanding bravery after saving an injured puppy from a river.
A specialist operation to tackle anti-social behaviour in the Treorchy and Treherbert area has already seen a reduction in offences.
The campaign has a simple message, “Hate Crime is wrong: Report It”.
The Police and Crime Commissioner and operational police teams are working in partnership with local universities to identify and support students who are experiencing, or have been a victim of, domestic abuse or sexual violence.
The Police Crime Commissioner and South Wales Police have been working with partner agencies and local communities to develop a new approach to tackling doorstep crime and unwanted callers.
South Wales Police is investigating the deaths of a man and woman, following the discovery of two bodies in Queen Street Cardiff.
South Wales Police is supporting the launch of a major new campaign designed to tackle financial fraud. The campaign – Take Five -aims to put consumers and businesses back in control with straight-forward advice to help prevent financial fraud and encourage people to take a moment. It is designed to remind people that it pays to […]
South Wales Police is investigating the death of 42-year-old Alison Jane Farr-Davies at a house in Swansea.
A community clean-up initiative has been taking place on Fernhill Estate, Glenboi in Mountain Ash which has brought together a number of local organisations to improve the appearance of the area.
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and the alcohol education charity Drinkaware have come together with student unions’ in South Wales to launch a new scheme to safeguard students and raise awareness of sexual harassment within the night time economy.
Neighbourhood police officers covering the rural Vale of Glamorgan are out and about in villages and communities across the region helping to put the brakes on speeding motorists.
Rhondda’s Neighbourhood Policing Team has been running a special traffic operation in response to increased public concern about the way some motorists are driving in the Ystrad and Gelli areas of the valley.
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Following the sentencing of Rhys Hobbs, 44, at Swansea Crown Court to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of Andrea Lewis on January 30th 2016 Detective Inspector Rob Cronick of the South Wales Police Major Crime Investigation Team said: “As always, our thoughts are with the family and friends of Andrea Lewis who I hope have been given some comfort by the conviction and sentencing of Rhys Hobbs.
On Saturday (13th August 2016) officers from South Wales Police will be marching to show support and solidarity for the LGBT community of South Wales and unveiling the force’s new pride car.
Over the Summer, South Wales Police alongside other welsh police forces have come together to target those who commit an offence by drink or drug drive.
Computer service fraud occurs when fraudsters posing to be from legitimate companies, such as your internet service provider (ISP) or Microsoft, call to tell you that there’s a problem with your computer.
South Wales Police has today arrested 10 people relating to allegations of match fixing of a Welsh Premier League fixture involving Port Talbot Town Football Club.
Three men have today been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court to more than 18 years for a robbery and a burglary in Cardiff.
With summer holidays fast approaching, individuals are often more exposed to travel booking frauds when looking for last minute package deals / cheap flights.
South Wales Police is introducing the latest technology in its work to keep communities safe and fight crime.
Safer Vale, in conjunction with South Wales Police and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, are delighted to announce that an Open Day will be held for the public at Barry fire Station on Saturday, 23 July, 2016.
Ten people have been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court for their part in bringing large quantities of cocaine to the streets of the south Wales valleys.
A South Wales community is coming together to address concerns over under-age drinking as part of an initiative led by the Police & Crime Commissioner for South Wales.
Following the sentencing of Kyle Kennedy to 12 years in prison today (Friday 8th July) for causing death by dangerous driving the following statements have been issued.
The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro begin on 6th August 2016 and you are now able to purchase tickets from the Rio 2016 ticket offices.
Response statements issued by South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, Alun Michael and South Wales Police lead on Hate Crime Superintendent Lian Bartlett:
Today (06/07/2016), Wales take on Portugal at Stade de Lyon. South Wales Police is preparing for a day that is going to be an historic game for Welsh supporters.
South Wales Police can confirm the name of the 27 year-old man who suddenly died following a disturbance in Broad Street, Barry, in the early hours of Saturday, 2 July, 2016, as being Thomas Julian Sloman
South Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Jon Drake said: “In 2012 South Wales Police initiated its own review into the sequence of events prior to the arrest of Ian Watkins. We identified that there were issues of concern and voluntarily referred the matter to the Independent Police Complaints Commission which has resulted in the statement today. (Friday 1st July)
South Wales Police has invested significant time and resources in improving its response to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), according to a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.
For Wales, the 2016 European Championships have been a successful one, with the Welsh team taking on Belgium at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille this Friday in the quarter finals.
South Wales and Dyfed Powys Police are jointly hosting a Terrorist response exercise to test the blue light emergency services response to a major terrorist incident.
This year the Home Office have also decided to invite nominations from the public so that even more people have the opportunity to recognise the contributions of cadets, volunteers and specials in your community.
Over £170,00 was jointly awarded to ten organisations which will now move forward to provide support services to women and men who have suffered through domestic abuse, LGBT communities who have suffered through hate crime and anti-social behaviour and support services for children, who have been subject to violence or crime
Barry police inspector Rob Miles will pilot a Twitter-chat on Tuesday, 5 July, 2016.
Following a two-week trial David Craig Ellis, 41, was found guilty at Swansea Crown Court on Wednesday 22 June and sentenced to life, with a minimum tariff of 26 years.
South Wales Police LGBT Network supports national campaign to keep the LGBT+ community safe with pride
Today, The National LGBT+ Police Network, in partnership with Stonewall and supported by Travers Smith LLP, launches a summer campaign to offer reassurance and guidance to the LGBT community in the aftermath of the Orlando attack.
Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales Police, Alun Michael, has welcomed today’s comments by Carl Sargeant, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.
We are currently recruiting for Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) within the South Wales Police area.
The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Monday 27th June 2016.
Starting Salary: £19,326 – £21,402 per annum (pro rata for part time) plus 14% shfit allowance and weekend enhancements if applicable
Police Community Support Officers are at the very heart of our communities performing a vital role linking the local community and police service, ensuring everyone has the support they need.
Congratulations to Chief Superintendent Stuart Parfitt who has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in recognition of his services to South Wales Police.
A new phishing campaign which has hit students of UK universities claims that the student has been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education.
We are continuing to work with French police and Russian policing team to prevent further violence and support investigations to help bring offenders to justice.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales along with members of the community who have been affected by crime, will today choose between 13 organisations making a bid for cash from the Victim Fund.
South Wales Police has set out, over many years, with determination, to understand the events that led to the miscarriage of justice following the murder of Lynette White and we welcome the judgement today. Commenting on the actions taken by the Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Superintendent Chris Coutts and his deputy Detective Chief Inspector […]
South Wales Police celebrates the success of the new Police Youth Volunteer initiative with over 100 young members participating in the programme with bases in Cardiff, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Neath.
73 years old Alun Thomas from Neath Port Talbot views being a SpeedWatch volunteer as a fantastic opportunity
Community SpeedWatch is a scheme to help people reduce speeding traffic through their local community. The scheme enables volunteers to work within their community and with the police to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.
South Wales Police are planning to advertise for the role of Police Constable in August 2016 and November 2016, respectively.
Wales achieves 100% compliance, with all fans subject to a banning order surrendering their passport.
This summer police forces across Wales will be targeting drivers who risk their lives and the lives of others by driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Plans are well underway for the Emergency Services Fun Day which this year is being held in Neath on Saturday 11th June.
High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan, Jayne James visits South Wales Police Dogs and Mounted Section as part of her partnership work with the force. Jayne James, High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan said: “One of the highlights of my year as High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan 2015/16 was to spend a morning with the staff of the […]
On Wednesday 8th June 2016, community members and professionals were welcomed to a Women’s Empowerment Roadshow in Cardiff.
Part-time time Asda employee Kirsty Williams also trebles up as an Independent Custody Visitor for the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and as a volunteer for Cwm Taff Youth Offending Service.
A campaign to urge people to enjoy this year’s Euro 2016 football championships safely is being promoted to supporters at home and away.
Graham Ellis from Barry, is a volunteer animal welfare visitor and independent custody visitor and Vice Chair with the East Panel – Graham is one of the schemes longest serving volunteers – having joined in 1996.
Phil recalls “When I joined as a Special back then, I was sworn-in in Pontypridd Magistrate’s Court in between cases, then attended headquarters to receive my warrant card and I was measured for my uniform and a few days later, a knock on the door and the uniform was hand delivered!” he laughs.
To mark National Volunteers’ Week South Wales Police profiles Howard Clemo, 76 year old from Barry in Vale of Glamorgan, is the longest serving police support volunteer having worked with South wales Police for over eight years.
This weekend June 3 – 5 is National Specials Weekend which coincides with National Volunteers Week June 1 -12 and aims to raise the profile of Special Constabularies, both in local communities and at a wider, national level.
To mark National Volunteer Week 1-12 June 2016 South Wales Police is profiling some of the many amazing volunteers who give up their time to support policing and keep south Wales safe
United Kingdom Football Policing Unit (UKFPU) has sent letters to all 87 Welsh fans across Wales subject to banning orders to remind them to surrender their passports to the police by 7pm June 1st – or risk being arrested.
Police officers investigating the death of Gwilym Jones, 73, from Oxford Court in Ogmore Vale have charged a man.
In a recent report run by Action Fraud and the City of London Police, it has been found that Banking Malware accounts for 41 percent of recorded malware infections* in the UK. Banking Malware is a type of software used by cyber criminals to target online bank accounts and allows them to obtain personal and financial details.
Don’t become a victim of mobile device scams. Follow our top tips to stay safe from this crime.
New legislation to help forces prevent harm caused by legal highs will be implemented on 26th May 2016.
Pupils from the Hollies Special School in Pentywn are looking forward to new toys thanks to local officer Pc Kirsty Matthews.
An Army Veteran has been reunited with his stolen service medal which was just 48 hours away from being auctioned.
Between 7th and 21st March all four Welsh police forces carried out their Seatbelt Campaign to raise awareness amongst drivers and passengers of the dangers of not wearing seatbelts in the event of a collision. South Wales Police charged 347 people during the campaign, last year the force charged 360. For the rest of Wales, […]
During the week of April 18-22, South Wales Police is supporting a campaign run by the City of London Police and the Council of British Hajjis which is aiming to raise awareness and encourage reporting of Hajj fraud within Muslim communities throughout the UK.
Last year over 41% of all fatalities in the South Wales Police area showed excessive speed as a contributing factor. South Wales Police is working with its partners to promote The European Traffic Police Network campaign to reduce death and serious injury due to speeding on the roads of South Wales. Martyn Stone, Chief Inspector, […]
This week is National Stalking Awareness Week and we are supporting the Suzy Lamplugh Trust 2016 campaign – Stalking Counts – which includes the affects of cyberstalking.
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.
Organisations that meet the world-recognised Investors in People (IIP) standard reflect the very best in people management excellence. Since 2013 South Wales Police has worked with Investors in People to develop improved people management, polices and processes. During the assessment there were four phases to complete • Phase one, discovery, which looked at how aligned […]
This alert is a reminder to be aware of emails that appear to have been sent from a legitimate organisation.
The NFIB has received intelligence that fraudsters are using vishing techniques to gather bank account details of vulnerable people.
Fraudsters are targeting members of the public who are expecting to make a payment for property repairs.
Action Fraud has been receiving reports of an advanced fee fraud whereby suspects phone a member of the public and claim to be calling on behalf of the UK (or British) Government Grant Department.
The City of London Police has become aware of a method whereby fraudsters target residential premises specifically in affluent areas of London and steal post to identify senior executives within companies and organisations.
At a special ceremony today (Wednesday March 23rd) South Wales Police became the first police force in the UK to sign up to the principles of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
South Wales Police is reminding dog owners as of the 6th April 2016 the law regarding microchipping of dogs is changing in England, Scotland and Wales.
Bishop Vaughan School and South Wales Police have been working together on a sensitive safeguarding issue involving two pupils.
With weather conditions improving, South Wales Police is reminding bikers about fundamental safety information on riding a motorcycle. As the summer marches closer and closer many biking enthusiasts take this time to think about the journeys they can go on in the summer sun. However with 8 people sadly losing their lives riding a motorcycle […]
Today (10.30am Thursday 17th March) at the Hirwaun Fire Station, the emergency services and their partners launch the All Wales multi-agency approach to combating grass and mountain fires across Wales during 2016 in the presence of Minister for Public Services Leighton Andrews AM. Assistant Chief Constable for South Wales Police, Richard Lewis said: “Last year […]
Yesterday saw South Wales Police Specialist Operations join Twitter. The new account aims to ensure that the community of South Wales gets to see behind the scenes of the Specialist Operations. South Wales Police, Chief Superintendent Josh Jones said: “Enhancing public reassurance is central to what we do within Specialist Operations, the new twitter account […]
A community football tournament organised by South Wales Police is reaching fever pitch with the semi-finals taking place this weekend.
South Wales Police is continuing its investigation into the whereabouts of Lorraine, aged 57 from Gabalfa, who has been missing since around 7pm on January 31.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) Proactive Intelligence Team has identified an increasing trend whereby people experiencing mental health issues are actively being recruited by fraudsters from within local communities to unknowingly become money mules.
South Wales Police urges drivers and passengers to belt up and save a life.
Within the past 24 hours a number of businesses throughout the UK have received extortion demands from a group calling themselves ‘RepKiller Team’.
Police investigating several unusual cashpoint thefts across south Wales have released CCTV stills of two men they want to identify.
We are currently recruiting for Custody Detention Officers within the South Wales Police area. You will be based at one of the 4 custody suites at Cardiff Bay, Merthyr, Bridgend or Swansea
In the last year within South Wales Police drug drive arrests have risen by over 190% after the government introduced tough new laws to catch and convict offenders, according to initial figures.
Online dating fraud in the UK cost victims a heart-breaking £27 million last year, according to the latest stats from the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Get Safe Online.
As the month long celebration for LGBT History draws to a close South Wales Police Gay Staff Network is getting a new look and name.
More than 90 teenagers from South Wales have sworn an oath to act in accordance with the Police Youth Volunteer programme.
The Rt Hon Alun Michael, South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner, has launched the Integrated Offender Management (IOM) Cymru Women’s Pathfinder programme of work in Cwm Taf, at an event being held in the Orbit Business Centre, Merthyr Tydfil.
As part of a St John Cymru project, Joshua has been given this opportunity due to an exciting project he completed on the environment and recycling whilst also showing a talent for first aid.
South Wales Police officers are investigating the unexplained death of a 20 year-old man who was discovered in the Queen’s Building on the Parade in Cardiff, on Thursday, 18 February, 2016.
South Wales Police is continuing its investigation into the whereabouts of Lorraine Ridout aged 57 from Gabalfa, who has been missing since around 7pm on January 31.
South Wales Police, Swansea City Football Club and Cardiff City Football Club are working together to get essential information out to people on match days.
The South Wales Police #DrinkLessEnjoyMore message is resonating with rugby fans from across Europe the moment they step off the plane onto Welsh soil during the Six Nations rugby tournament.
On the 75th Anniversary of the Three Nights Blitz South Wales Police is remembering the role played by one of its predecessor forces, the Swansea Borough Police, in those terrible events.
South Wales Police have named the 17 year old man who died as a result of the road traffic collision at 6.11am on Friday 12th February 2016 at junction 46 of the M4, Swansea as Morgan Power from Milford Haven. Morgan’s father, Karl, is currently recovering from serious injuries at Morriston Hospital sustained in the same collision.
A new initiative has been launched in South Wales to highlight the consequences of excessive drinking to people who commit alcohol-related crime.
This Valentine’s Day the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales and the Chief Constable are setting out to raise awareness of the support services available to victims of domestic abuse, and perpetrators.
A police investigation has led to three people being jailed today for terrorism offences.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s (NFIB) proactive intelligence team are warning that victims are being contacted electronically by fraudsters claiming to be from the Home Office offering them a National ID Card for Commonwealth Citizenship.
Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom. The official looking scam emails claiming to be from Royal Mail contain a link to a document which will install malicious software on your computer designed to steal credentials like account names, email addresses and passwords.
The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning people of the dangers of Recovery Room fraudsters targeting former victims of Timeshare fraud.
LGBT History Month is a celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of gay rights and related civil rights movements. Police forces throughout Wales are strong supporters of the LGBT community and have come together to promote the amazing work being done across Wales.
The victim of a fatal road traffic collision which happened at around 2.00am on Saturday 30th January has been named as Sean Topping-Morris, 33, from Pentyrch near Cardiff.
Stanley Fletcher from Cathays Terrace, Cardiff, has been issued with a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).
Public Wi-Fi is something that most of us in the UK are reliant on and there is now thought to be 269,000 Wi-Fi hotspots in the UK compared with the 202,944 that were available in 2014. However there is a lack of awareness about cyber hacking and how cyber criminals use public Wi-Fi as a means to steal personal and financial details from individuals and businesses via pubic networks.
Over 4,000 people in South Wales breathalysed during the All Wales Winter Anti Drink/Drug Driving Campaign
The campaign was launched by Gwent Police on 1st December and concluded on New Year’s Day. During this time police officers across Wales breath tested 22,811 motorists.
A partnership between South Wales Police and Wiltshire Farm Foods is helping to protect the elderly across Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan.
The victim of a fatal road traffic collision which occurred at around 7.10am on Thursday (14th January) has been named as Mark Collier.
South Wales Police and WECTU is supporting the national ‘Syrian Mother’s’ campaign, which highlights the dangers of women and children travelling to the war-torn country.
A man arrested in connection with the fatal road collision on Lamby Way has been charged and appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court this morning.
South Wales Police is continuing to search for missing 21-year-old Jordan Miers from Swansea.
South Wales Police makes bold moves to recruit a more ethnically diverse workforce to represent the communities it serves.
An initiative by the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, backed by the Chief Constable, sets out to bring about positive change in the officers and staff of South Wales Police to represent the communities it serves.
The TARIAN Asset Confiscation Enforcement Team (ACE) surpasses £1m milestone in 12 months of operating.
Residents in Port Talbot are being urged to take simple crime prevention advice and to be alert following a spate of burglaries in the area.
In the UK the Police Service and partners work very hard to keep us safe from the threat of gun crime.
Around 1,000 presents are on their way to children across Cardiff this Christmas thanks to a collection by local officers.
It’s that time of year again when excitement and expectation run high but it’s also a time when people can be vulnerable to crime when out and about, and homes and cars may be more attractive to potential thieves.
Thanks to a complex and protracted investigation a crime gang has been dismantled and almost 40kg of Heroin taken off the streets.
Early intervention and prompt positive action to help prevent problems before they escalate is at the heart of a five year plan for policing South Wales, approved by the South Wales Police and Crime Panel today.
With the Christmas party season upon us, the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner and South Wales Police are reminding people they won’t get in to pubs and clubs if they are already drunk and they won’t get served. People are being urged to make sure they Know the Score and Drink Less, Enjoy More.
Operation Mistletoe helps ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time in Cardiff over the festive period
A partnership campaign to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time in Cardiff has been officially launched by Cardiff Council and South Wales Police.
South Wales Police wishes you a safe and peaceful Christmas
Remember to take care, plan ahead and keep safe.
There has been a recent series of incidents reported to Action Fraud whereby fraudsters either phone or attend the home address of elderly members of the public, claiming to be police officers.
An organised crime group has been sentenced to more than 11 years behind bars at Cardiff Crown Court.
The two people who died following a road traffic collision which occurred on the A4119 near Miskin at around 12.30am on Sunday 6th December have been named as Stuart Bates, 43, and his seven year old son Fraser from Llanishen in Cardiff.
On 1st December the newly recruited White Ribbon Champions benefited from a training day to assist them in this new role.
Farmers are being warned to be extremely wary of any suspicious calls, texts or emails as fraudsters specifically target the agricultural sector when EU grant payments begin to arrive in bank accounts next month.
South Wales Police is taking action to help prevent people with mental health illnesses ending up in custody
Linking up with partners, the aim of the work is to make sure that people suffering from mental health complaints don’t end up in cells being looked after by police officers, but in more appropriate places where their needs can be assessed and they can be cared for by medically trained professionals.
Children who go missing from home and are at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) can now talk to their own Advocates as part of a bid by South Wales Police to help keep them safe.
PC Mark Goulding has been recognised for his work fighting wildlife crime at the National Wildlife Crime Enforcers Conference.
A new programme to help health practitioners identify victims of domestic abuse and intervene to provide them with the appropriate support has been launched in the Cwm Taf area of South Wales.
Cardiff Bay Police Station has been given a splash of colour thanks to students from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD).
Fraudsters have set up a bogus website selling electrical goods and domestic appliances below market value that do not exist.
This Winter police will be targeting drivers who risk their lives and the lives of others by driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A nationwide multi-agency day of action involving seven police forces in England and Wales targeting people who use dogs to hunt wild and domestic animals and involving animal cruelty both to the dogs and the hunted animals has resulted in seven arrests and a number of dogs seized.
A murder investigation has been launched by South Wales Police following the discovery of what are believed to be human remains within the grounds of a block of flats in Beddau.
White Ribbon Ambassadors and Champions ask men to pledge to never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men’s violence against women in all its forms
Emergency services are continuing a multi-agency recovery operation at the Celsa steelworks site in Cardiff which began yesterday (Wednesday, November 18).
Incident updates provided to media at the scene at approximately 5.40pm today (18/11/2015) by representatives from South Wales Police, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, and Wales Ambulance Service: Superintendent Stephen Jones, South Wales Police Emergency services were called to the Celsa steelworks site in Cardiff at around 10.30am this morning following reports of an […]
Emergency services are currently in attendance at the Celsa steelworks on East Moors Road, Cardiff, following an explosion which was reported just after 10.30am today.
Parents have been warned it’s their responsibility to ensure their children attend school after 42 children were found in the city centre when they should have been in lessons.
A shop-owner from Morriston in Swansea has been sent to prison after selling dangerous ‘legal highs’ to people visiting his business.
Chief Constable Peter Vaughan led a Remembrance Day Service this morning at South Wales Police headquarters to remember those who have fought and died for their country.
The man who died in the fatal road traffic collision on the M4 motorway outside Cardiff on Monday 2nd November has been named as Michael Coleman, 50, from Betws near Ammanford.
A drugs gang involved in the import and supply of heroin and cocaine in Swansea has been sentenced to prison.
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael has welcomed the appointment of Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sophie Howe as the new Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.
South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael is seeking views on budget proposals for protecting policing in South Wales for 2016/17. He is also seeking views on the Police and Crime Plan, which will set the policing priorities for South Wales from April 2016 through to 2021.
Police forces across Wales are working in partnership with Fire and Rescue Services and Trading Standards to keep the public safe as we prepare for Bonfire Night.
571 motorists were caught using their mobile phones whilst behind the wheel during the 2015 All-Wales Anti-Mobile Phone While Driving Campaign.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Mr Alun Michael, and South Wales Police have officially joined forces with the Voluntary and Community Sector, also known as the Third Sector, in a pledge to fight crime together.
Do you know your fraud fact from fraud fiction? Action Fraud and the City of London Police launch its Urban Fraud Myths campaign to let you know the truth about fraud and cyber crime
31st October 2015 will see many people celebrating All Hallows’ Eve. Emergency Services across Wales are encouraging people to have a safe and fun Halloween.
A new agreement between the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales, South Wales Police, and Public Health Wales will commit the three agencies to working more closely together to tackle ill-health and crime.
Pop-Up Shop event opened by South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Mr Alun Michael
Today South Wales Police joined with Gwent, Dyfed Powys and North Wales Police forces to launch a campaign aimed at encouraging the reporting and awareness of hate crimes and incidents.
Police in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot are getting ready for what has traditionally become one of the busiest times of the year.
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.
Police, trading standards and numerous other partner agencies have joined forces to crack down on rogue traders across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
South Wales Police continues to investigate a series of sexual assaults which happened in Cardiff last week.
New legislation comes into force today making it illegal to smoke in a car with children under the age of 18
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.
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 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.
Building companies are being asked to log and photograph machinery following thefts from construction sites in Cardiff city centre.
South Wales Police is investigating a sexual assault which occurred in Cardiff Civic Centre during the early hours of Sunday, September 20.
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.
A policing operation is underway in the student area of Cardiff in a bid to prevent burglaries.
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 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.
Police have made four arrests for drugs offences after executing warrants in the Penlan area of Swansea.
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.
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.