Calls have been made to increase the visibility of police in the community in the south of the county.

The issue has been brought up by MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, Fay Jones after Dyfed-Powys Police recruited 140 new officers.

Ms Jones has said the issue has been brought up with her by constituents who are concerned about anti-social in the area and said it that was “concerning to hear over the summer of increasing worries from constituents in regard to drug and alcohol abuse.”  


“We know that there is no substitute to the presence of police officers on our roads and streets in deterring this type of crime, as well as providing the necessary reassurance to members of the public that their daily lives will not be disrupted by anti-social behaviour and criminality,” said Ms Jones.

“It is therefore essential that Dyfed-Powys police are deploying the 140 plus officers they have recruited over the last months to maximum but also most visible effect.”

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Ms Jones said this follows many chances she has had to meet with constituents across Brecon and Radnorshire over the summer recess, including most recently in Knighton.

She said that during her visit she encountered “concerns in relation to young people abusing drugs and alcohol”.

She went on to reiterate her view that there is no substitute for having the strong presence of police officers on roads and streets as a deterrent to possible criminality and this kind of anti-social behaviour which blights neighbourhoods, as well as reassuring the public going about their daily lives.