For this September, I have begun a recruitment process in order to recruit people from local communities within Dyfed-Powys to several of my volunteer schemes as well as the Joint Audit Committee, writes Dafydd Llewellyn.

My volunteers, as well as Joint Audit Committee members play an important part in helping me deliver my vision set out in the Police and Crime plan and I am very grateful to every single person who works and volunteers with me to deliver these vital schemes.

Volunteers play a hugely important role in making our communities safe and secure, and if anyone is interested in volunteering, there are currently plenty of opportunities for people to get involved.

I have three volunteer schemes; Animal Welfare Visitors, Independent Custody Visitors and the Quality Assurance Panel, with volunteering opportunities available on both the latter schemes.

Independent Custody Visitors, visit custody suites across the Dyfed-Powys area. They visit in pairs, unannounced, at any time of the day or night and provide an independent check on the welfare of the detainees in custody, and the conditions in which they are being held.

The Quality Assurance Panel was established to scrutinise the quality of Police contact with the public, in a transparent and independent manner, on behalf of the communities within the Dyfed-Powys area.

The Panel will scrutinise areas of Police contact with the public, for example, complaint cases, Stop and Search incidents, use of force incidents and police handling of calls in to the Force’s Communication Centre i.e. 101 and 999 calls.

I’m also pleased to announce that we are currently recruiting members for the Joint Audit Committee.

For further information on the role of Joint Audit Committee and to download an information pack please visit;

Closing date for applications are midday on Tuesday, October 6.