One police force in Wales says it's selling off its stations to pay for officers on the beat.
Across Wales the numbers of officers in service has declined over the last ten years but recruitment is now on the up.
Gwent Police has signed up nearly four hundred new officers since 2016.
Ollie Forse is has graduated as a police officer after nearly six months in training college.
Ollie's not the only few face on the streets of Gwent.
The force have recruited over 170 new officers this year.
Officer recruitment rates in Wales 2016-2017. Source: Home Office figures
- Gwent: increased by 4.5 per cent
- Dyfed Powys: increased by 1 per cent
- South Wales: increased by 0.9 per cent
- North Wales: decreased by 1.1 per cent
Compared with a decade ago, however, all four forces have suffered a sharp decline in numbers.
In order to recruit new officers Gwent Police has done this, in part, by saving money on police stations.
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