New volunteers sought for sex offender scheme with a 100% success rate

A search has been launched for volunteers to work with former sex offenders as part of a pioneering programme in North Wales that has a 100% success rate. The aim of the Circles of Support...

Police boss writes to Prime Minister calling for urgent reforms to tackle “national scandal”...

A police boss is writing to the Prime Minister calling for urgent reforms after alarming new figures showed drugs deaths have reached record levels – with fatalities increasing more quickly in Wales than the...

Award for new police station that’s given a £17m boost to local economy

A new eco-friendly police station has been awarded a major honour by construction experts. The Eastern Command and Custody Facility in Llay has been kitted out with upcycled furniture and has a host of energy-saving...

Police boss welcomes MPs’ call to decriminalise cannabis

The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed a report from a group of cross-party MPs who predict the UK will fully legalise cannabis within five to 10 years. Arfon Jones, a former police...

New scheme launched to combat teen crime wave in Rhyl

A ground-breaking new scheme has been launched to help young people in Rhyl stay out of trouble after a mini crime wave in the town. The Stand Against Violence Initiative – SAVI – has brought...

Police boss hires staff to launch pioneering scheme to cut crime

A police boss is recruiting staff for a pioneering project to divert “low level” offenders away from a life of crime and keep them on the straight and narrow. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner...

North Wales police boss demands tougher sentences for paedophiles

A police boss has written to the Attorney General expressing concern about “unduly lenient” sentences given to paedophiles after a man who hoarded 300,000 child abuse videos and pictures escaped jail. North Wales Police and...
North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones has paid a visit to North Wales Police’s control centre at St Asaph, pictured are Inspector Merfyn Jones, Superintendent Neil Thomas and PCC Arfon Jones.

New campaign to stop inappropriate 999 calls putting lives at risk in North Wales

A new campaign has been launched to reduce the soaring demand on the police control room in North Wales which takes over 1100 calls a day. According to North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon...

North Wales police boss says more frontline officers should be armed with tasers

A police boss says the majority frontline officers in North Wales should be armed with tasers so they can protect themselves from an increasing number of assaults. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones...
Pictured presenting the Drug Intervention Award to the Wrexham NPS Task Force is North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones with, from left, Deputy Commissioner Ann Griffith, Katie Harman, NACRO; PCSO Stacey Hughes, Karen Edwards, Salvation Army; Tanya Jones, The Wallich; Rhian Jones, Wrexham County Borough Council; Inspector Paul Wycherley; Steve Campbell, Cais; PC Dave Evans; Wendy Baker and Dr Karen Sankey, Betsi Cadwaladr Community Health Board; Paul Thorpe and Tracey Sutton, both Wrexham County Borough Council.

Special task force honoured for combating virulent batch of the drug Spice

A special taskforce born when a virulent batch of the synthetic drug Spice hit the streets of Wrexham in April last year has won a major award. Then authorities in the town ruled enough was...
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