Places are limited and will need to be booked in advance, at least two working days before the hearing.
Please also note the following information about attending a hearing:
- You must produce photographic ID and failure to do so will result in exclusion from the hearing.
- If you have not registered to attend in advance of the hearing, admittance will be declined.
- Travel and attendance is in your own time and at your own expense.
- Parking on police premises is not available.
- Refreshments are not provided and food and drink are not allowed in the hearing room.
- Anyone who is believed to present a security risk to the Force may not be allowed access to police premises and attendees could be searched if it’s felt necessary.
- Audio and video recording is not allowed unless expressly permitted by the hearing chair.
- Any behaviour that does, or is likely to interfere with the proper conduct of proceedings may result in you being required to leave.
- At the discretion of the chair, you may be required to leave part of the hearing, as rules governing the conduct of proceedings allow for all or part of the hearing not to be held in public.
- Those under the age of 16 cannot attend.
- Animals will not be permitted, with the exception of guide dogs/assistance dogs.
- Wherever possible venues will be selected to allow disabled access but this cannot be guaranteed.
- The Force reserves the right to decline attendance where numbers are restricted due to venue capacity. The Force may also offer places to members of the public who have not previously attended a hearing in favour of those who have already done so.
- Officers and staff of South Wales Police will only be permitted top attend on rest days or whilst off duty.
If you have any queries that are not covered above, please email our Press Office.