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Dyfed Powys Police to close seven stations

Seven stations will close and services replaced by mobile police stations Photo: ITV News Wales

Dyfed Powys Police have announced they are to close seven of its front counters across Mid and West Wales.

Stations in Milford Haven, Tenby and Fishguard in Pembrokeshire; Ammanford in Carmarthenshire, Lampeter in Ceredigion, and Ystradgynlais and Welshpool in Powys will close.

The services will instead be substituted by regular visits to these communities by police officers and PCSOs using mobile police stations.

“We are making these changes to try and improve our services to the public while also delivering £13.5 million worth of cost reductions across all our services.

“However, I would reassure people the changes we have made are designed to maintain and improve our service offering, while protecting front line resources and staff as far as possible.

“During times of austerity it is even more important that the public, police and

partner agencies support and work together to tackle crime and anti-social

behaviour to help keep our communities safe.”

– Chief Constable Jackie Roberts, Dyfed Powys Police

Dyfed Powys Police are also working closely with all four County Councils in the forces jurisdiction to provide new Public Information Points.

These will be based at various locations including Town Halls, Cash Offices and Tourist Information Centres.

The force aslo stress that people will still be able to speak with police by using an intercom, aslo known as a public service point, situated on the outside of the building that connects directly to the Force's Communication Centre.