Crime for Carmarthen
Street-level crime and anti-social behaviour in from the Home Office.
To protect privacy, crimes are mapped to points on or near the road where they occurred.
- All crime & ASB
- Public disorder & weapons
- Vehicle crime
- Criminal damage & arson
- Violent crime
- Other theft
- Other crime
Street name Crime type
Police station and neighbourhood policing team
Neighbourhood police station
- Telephone: 101
- Email: CarmarthenTownNPT@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk
Carmarthen neighbourhood policing team
- Inspector Craig Templeton
- Craig joined Dyfed Powys Police in 2001 and served as a PC in various stations throughout Pembrokeshire before being promoted to Sergeant in 2004. He took a career break in 2006 when he went to work overseas in the Cayman Islands.Upon his return he worked in Ceredigion before moving back to Pembrokeshire. His most recent posting was to Police HQ before taking up the role of Inspector in Carmarthenshire West.Craig has mainly worked in uniform roles and appreciates how this allows him to interact with the public; something that he encourages all of his staff to do on a regular basis. His intention is to ensure that the good work being done by local officers continues.
- Inspector Paul Bonning
- Inspector Paul Bonning is based in Cardigan Police Station covering the Neighbourhood Policing Areas of Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn, Fishguard and Crymych. He has previously worked in the Metropolitan Police for 12 years before joining Dyfed Powys Police. Since that time has been based at Pembroke Dock, Carmarthen, Lampeter and Aberystwyth Police Stations. Although originally from Pembroke Dock he now lives with his family in Carmarthenshire.
- Inspector Kevin Davies
- Inspector Kevin Davies is the neighbourhood Policing Inspector for the mid section of Ceredigion. He joined Dyfed Powys Police in 1983 and was stationed to Lampeter in 1986. Since then he has worked in all the stations in Ceredigion having worked as a beat Officer, traffic officer, beat and community safety sergeant and as a section and communities and partnerships Inspector. He has lived in the Lampeter area for over 20 years and being a part of the local community is keen to ensure that we provide the best possible service in the community ensuring that the local needs and reasonable expectations are met.
- Sergeant Craig Williams
- PC Craig Williams joined Dyfed-Powys Police in 2001, working in Aberystwyth and Lampeter before moving to the Carmarthenshire Division serving at Llanelli, Burry Port and Carmarthen. During his service he has been trained as a Tutor Constable, Search Team Officer and is qualified for promotion to the next rank. He is a keen golfer and enjoys most sports along with reading military history.He said "Having been born and brought up in Carmarthen, I believe I am aware of the community's needs through local knowledge and how to effectively deal with their concerns. I also enjoy walking in the town and speaking to various community members including residents, schools, small businesses and other community groups".
- Sergeant Alison Rees
- Sergeant Alison Rees was born and brought up in Pembrokeshire. She joined Avon and Somerset Constabulary in 1986 and spent 8 years policing in Bristol before transferring "home" to Dyfed -Powys in 1994. On return to the area she was stationed at Cardigan Police Station, and has served there both as a PC and then Sergeant. In January 2007 she joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team, with responsibility for supervising the team in the Mid and South Ceredigion area.
- Sergeant Mark McSweeney
- Sergeant Mark McSweeney has been with Dyfed Powys Police for the last two years, where he is currently working with the neighbourhood policing teams across the Carmarthen Area, including Carmarthen Town, Carmarthen North, Carmarthen West, Llangunnor and St Ishmaels. Before moving to Dyfed Powys, he served 8 years with the Metropolitan Police in London where he also worked as a Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant.
- Sergeant Delme Rees
- The Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant for the mid-section of Ceredigion is PS 515 Delme Rees. Having previously performed the same role in the Aberystwyth area, he is now looking forward to tackling the issues in his local community by being accessible and fully supporting his officers to deliver on identified community priorities.
- PC Carl Mann
- PC Carl Mann joined the team in January 2009. He previously worked for Thames Valley Police from 1992, working from High Wycome. He covered rural and town beats before becoming a Tutor Constable. He joined Dyfed-Powys Police in 2001, working in Haverfordwest and Whitland before transferring to Carmarthen. He was born in Swansea and moved to St. Clears in 1971 where his family remained when he joined Thames Valley Police. His hobbies are motorcycling and hill walking in Britain and Nepal. He said, "What I like most about neighbourhood policing is helping the community and the elderly. I also enjoy assisting core shift officers with any crime and other enquiries need to complete any incidents"
- PC Rhydian Jones
- PC Rhydian Jones joined the Dyfed Powys Police in 1989 and is responsible for the Abergwil and Llangunnor areas. He says, "I find that being able to speak welsh enables me to communicate with the public in the more rural areas of the section."
- PC Gareth Thomas
- PC Gareth Thomas joined Dyfed Powys in 2006 having previously spent a large part of his working life in forestry and arboriculture. Having worked as a PC in Powys for the first four years of his service he was keen to transfer back to Carmarthenshire as he was born and lives locally. He feels that as the NPT officer for Cynwyl Elfed and St Ishmaels wards it will be essential that he spends time getting out into the communities to engage with those members that might otherwise not get to voice their concerns personally.He says, "I find that being able to speak Welsh enables me to communicate with the public in the more rural areas of the section".
- PC Melvin Watts
- PC Melvin Watts joined Dyfed-Powys Police in 2006 after a full military career as soldier, (22 years), reaching the rank of Sergeant Major in an Infantry unit. Since joining Dyfed-Powys Mel has served in Llandrindod Wells, Pencader, Carmarthen Town and was employed in a specialist role covering the three counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys as an Armed Response Officer.Mel says "I am keen to work within Carmarthen especially within areas that encompass the variety of community groups within the town. These groups include organisations that are concerned with schools/young people, faith groups, charities, small businesses and other community organisations". This will include police work that places the emphasis upon crime prevention, tackling Anti-Social Behaviour and adopting approaches that involve multi agency problem solving to community based problems.Mel was born in Rugby, Warwickshire and is keen on the game of rugby and spends a lot of time keeping fit by boxing, running and cycling. Mel also spends his time fundraising for various groups such as Women’s Aid, Dr M’s Youth Organisation and other charities.
- PC Ian Ayers
- PC Ian Ayers has been a police officer for 11 years and is currently the Neighbourhood Policing officer for Cenarth, Newcastle Emlyn and Llangeler. He joined the team in June 2011, having previously been a beat officer on the section since February 2007. He has also worked in Llanelli, Ammanford and Llwynhendy. He says, "I find that being able to speak Welsh enables me to communicate with the public on the section."
- PC Ian Thomas
- PC Ian Thomas joined the Neighbourhood Policing Team in February 2008. He has previously worked at Pembroke Dock and Fishguard before becoming the force’s Physical Trainer and Self Defence Trainer, a position he held for ten years. Although originally from Llanelli, he has lived in Carmarthen for many years and his children were schooled locally. He is a keen cyclist and uses his bike to keep fit and to travel to work. He said, "Having been in a non operational role for a long time, it is refreshing to get back on the beat and I enjoy getting out and meeting people. There is an emphasis on partnership working within the team and with my training experience I enjoy networking with other agencies and adopting a problem solving approach."
- PC Martin Skinner
- PC Martin Skinner joined Dyfed-Powys Police in October 1988 and initially worked in Llanelli. He transferred to Carmarthen division in August 1994 and has been based at St Clears police station since February 2003. He joined the St Clears neighbourhood team in October 2006, and his areas include St Clears, Llanboidy andamp; Trelech.
- PC Paula Smith
- PC Paula Smith joined the Police in 2002, having previously worked for the Post Office for seventeen years as a postmistress. Originally posted to Carmarthen, she moved to work in the St. Clears area covering the villages of Llansteffan, Laugharne, Pendine and Whitland. She said: "I am very happy to be covering these areas as the local officer and thoroughly enjoying this work, especially meeting with all members of the public. Being local to the area I have a personal interest in serving members of these communities."
- PC Stephen Greensmyth
- PC Stephen Greensmyth transferred to Dyfed-Powys Police in 2007 after serving 20 years in the Metropolitan Police. He worked in a variety of roles including uniform response duties where he spent time as a Local Community Officer on an inner London housing estate. He spent three years training new police recruits and the last four years working in plain clothes in the west end of London.
- PCSO Bethan Hodgkinson
- PCSO Bethan Hodgkinson is originally from North Wales. She first moved to Carmarthen in September 2002 to attend Trinity College as a Theatre, Music and Media Studies student. She graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Her career for Dyfed-Powys Police started in December 2005 where she worked as a receptionist in Police Headquarters and in May 2006 realized her true passion of being out in the community and solving local community issues where she joined as a PCSO in May 2006.
- PCSO Leighton Tipping
- PCSO Leighton Tipping joined Dyfed Powys Police in April 2006, where he started in the Force Communication Centre at Police Headquarters as a call handler taking 999 emergency calls and 101 non-emergency calls. He then worked in the Operations Department in 2008 dispatching officers to calls, and working with other agencies. Whilst working in the Operations Department, he was a Special Constable serving in Carmarthen police station. Leighton took up his role as a PCSO in May 2010 in the St Clears area, covering St Clears and Whitland areas. Leighton transferred to Carmarthen in September 2012, covering the town, Park Hall, and Belvedere Avenue areas.
- PCSO Benjamin Staniforth
- PCSO Benjamin Staniforth is originally from Lancashire. He first moved to Carmarthen in August 2012 following four years of being a student at Aberystwyth University. He graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Social Sciences and Economics degree in Politics and International Relations, and will have obtained his Masters of Social Sciences and Economics in Intelligence and Strategic Studies by November 2012. His career for Dyfed-Powys Police started in June 2011 where he was stationed in Aberstwyth as a Special Constable. His permanent move from Aberystwyth to Carmarthen, to work as a PCSO, has come from a desire to work more closely with the community he lived in during his police training, and his aspiration to promote public reassurance of community safety.
- PCSO Jenny Dee
- PCSO Jenny Dee 8109 has recently joined the NPT team in Carmarthen. She is originally from Hampshire and moved to Carmarthenshire in 2008 to be closer to family and to change profession from the public sector to the emergency services. Jenny previously worked as a special constable based in Carmarthen and had the opportunity within this time to work with the NPT team. She has now transferred to the role of PCSO as she feels that she wants to contribute more within the community.
- PCSO Jade Jones
- PCSO Jade Jones has lived locally all her life and attended Ysgol Gyfun Bro Myrddin. She previously worked as a Play Worker for Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services working closely with children and schools in Carmarthenshire. She enjoys working within the community and see's this as a great opportunity to further strengthen her close working relationships. Jade joined Dyfed-Powys Police in September 2012 and is extremely excited in starting her role within the Neighbourhood Policing Team in Carmarthen and by making a difference within the community.
- PCSO Martin Dickenson
- PCSO 8046 Martin Dickenson initially joined Dyfed Powys in July 2006 as a driver and handyperson. He then successfully applied to become a PCSO in February 2012. In his new role he has responsibility for the Ferryside / St Ishmaels and Cynwyl Elfed Ward. He is looking forward to working with the rural communities as his interests are based in the countryside where he runs a hill farm.
- PCSO Sylvia Davies-Morris
- PCSO Sylvia Davies-Morris joined Dyfed-Powys Police as a PCSO in Burry Port in February 2005. She has been in Carmarthen since February 2006. She previously worked for eighteen years for HSBC bank.
- PCSO Wayne James
- PCSO Wayne James joined Dyfed-Powys Police in September 2012. After completing his BTEC diploma in Leisure Studies he went on to run the local family business, which was based originally in Carmarthen, where he has lived all his life, and for the last 10 years in Cross Hands. During this time he forged excellent community links with the people in these areas. He wants to maintain the high level of service he provided in his past business life when he helps serve and assist the local communities with their concerns and needs. He looks forward to being part of the Dyfed-Powys Police family and being able to engage with the local communities and businesses.
- PCSO Jeff Kedward
- PCSO Jeff Kedward began his training in January 2007, and is now based at Newcastle Emlyn. After twenty years as a dairy farmer, he became a doorman in a Carmarthen nightclub, and then spent eighteen months as a special constable before becoming a PCSO.
- PCSO Gareth Augustus
- PCSO Gareth Augustus 8005 joined Dyfed-Powys Police in November 2011 and is stationed at Newcastle Emlyn. He previously worked within the pipeline construction industry for six years, before joining Dyfed-Powys Police. He is a keen rugby player and plays for Llandeilo Rugby Club. He is looking forward to dealing with the challenges of rural neighborhood policing and will engage with members of the community to identify local issues.
- PCSO Hollie Thomas
- PCSO Hollie Thomas joined Dyfed Powys Police as a PCSO in November 2011. Before joining Dyed Powys Police she worked for Carmarthenshire County Council. Hollie attended Swansea university in 2006 for 3 years where she studied for her law degree. Hollie is based in Carmarthen and is looking forward to the challenges of neighbourhood policing and will engage with the community to identity local issues.
- PCSO Guto Roberts
- PCSO Guto Roberts joined Dyfed Powys Police in July 2012 having previously been a Youth Engagement Tutor in Carmarthen. Guto is from Carmarthenshire having lived in Llansteffan for the past 13 years. Community focus and Neighbourhood policing have always an interest of his and now with his new appointment he is eager to fulfil the role of a PCSO covering the St Clears area.
- PCSO Emma Morgans
- PCSO Emma Morgans joined in December 2008, where she was first posted as a part-time PCSO in Crymych. She joined the Carmarthenshire division in September 2009. She is now based in Whitland and is thoroughly looking forward to working within these communities.
About this neighbourhood
Carmarthen Town, Carmarthen North - Abergwili, Cynwyl Elfed and Trevaughan, Carmarthen West - Johnstown and Trinity, Cenarth, Newcastle Emlyn and Llangeler, Llangunnor and Tregynnor, St Clears, Llanboidy and Trelech, St Ishmael, Llansteffan, Laugharne and Whitland, Llanybydder, Pencarreg and Llanfihangel Ar Arth
The force responsible for policing and crime prevention in this area is Dyfed Powys Police.
Messages and events
When: 29th May 2013, 6.30pm
Where: Red Dragon Hall, Drefach Felindre
A meeting for anyone who wishes to raise a community issue with their local Neighbourhood Policing Team. All welcome.
Welsh Game Fair 2013
When: 15th June 2013, 8.00am
Where: Carmarthen Showground Nantyci
On the 15th and 16th June 2013 The Welsh Game Fair is coming to Carmarthen.The event is to be held at theNant y ci ShowgroundCarmarthenSA33 5DR
When: 29th June 2013, 9.00am
Eisteddfod ProclamationCARMARTHEN has been chosen as the town for a ceremony this summer to formally announce the 2014 National Eisteddfod. Bosses at have announced that the Proclamation Festival will be held in Carmarthen on 29 June. The Gorsedd procession and the Proclamation Ceremony itself will form part of a family day, which is a taste of what’s to come at the Eisteddfod, held in Llanelli from 1-9 August next year. Eisteddfod organiser, Hywel Wyn Edwards, said, "I am delighted to announce that the Executive Committee, with representatives from across the county, and the Gorsedd Board have agreed that the Proclamation Festival for the Carmarthenshire National Eisteddfod will be held in Carmarthen."Read more: http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Carmarthen-chosen-host-National-Eisteddfod-launch/story-18248677-detail/story.html#ixzz2OBwWBDZu Follow us: @thisisswales on Twitter | thisissouthwales on Facebook
Party in the Park - Banc Y Bailey
When: 6th July 2013, 2.00pm
Where: St Clears Banc y Bailey
Party in the Park on 6th July 2013.Sports will commence at 3pm, Entertainment from 6.30pm.Posters and Flyers will be available in the next few weeks
When: 1st August 2013, 11.00pm
Where: Carmarthen Showground, Nant Y Ci, Carmarthen
Volkfest Wales will be held in Carmarthen Showground on the first weekend in August (2 - 4 August)
When: 10th August 2013, 9.00am
Merlin's FestivalThe Festival celebrates the legend and lore of Carmarthen’s ancient links with possibly the world’s most famous wizard, Merlin. Join in the festival fun and come into town in your best fancy dress we want to blitz the town with wizards, magicians, harry potter look alikes. Live performances will transform the town’s streets into colourful seas of bunting and costume with the day’s festivities including a Magic Academy, themed stilt walkers, storytelling and mix 'n' mingle with entertainers, Epico the Dragon, Welsh folk music and arts and craft workshops and lots more.
When: 11th August 2013, 7.00am
Merlin 10k race will take place in and around Carmarthen Town.
Merlin's Half Marathon
When: 22nd September 2013, 7.00am