Law and order
The Clock Tower, Machynlleth
Powys is policed by the Dyfed-Powys
Police Force which covers Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and
Powys. This area covers half of Wales and is the largest area covered by one
force in England and Wales and its headquarters is in Carmarthen.
A Powys policeman enjoyed a day off on September 24th, although work was never
very far away:
- I woke up at about 8am
which is a bit of a lie in. I won't be in bed again until about 7am, tomorrow
as I am working nights as a police officer tonight . . . After helping to
get the girls to bed, it's an hour's relaxation before work at 10pm.
Other Powys residents had dealings with the police on September
- . . . went out to fetch the middle child
home, and was stopped by the police on the way back because one of my headlamps
- The new police sergeant called earlier to
see if I had heard or seen anyone stealing the appeal box from the clocktower
railings. I hadn't.
- I should have non contact today, with a supply
teacher covering my class but she rang in sick - I therefore have to spend
the day teaching and also undertaking Headteacher tasks. Other supply teachers
in the area are either not available or have not had their police checks completed.
And one schoolgirl says:
- My opinion of the police is that they are
great for doing their job, but they don't have to walk around like they
A day in the life of a Police Chief inspector
can be seen here .