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Police Commissioner highlights Haverfordwest school’s crime prevention project

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Youth Offending Team were joined by the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner at a recent crime prevention event.

The Pembrokeshire Youth Offending Team were at Haverfordwest VC High School to deliver a Crime Time session for Year Eight learners, in collaboration with School Beat Police Officers.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn attended the event as part of community engagement day.

Pembrokeshire County Council’s Chief Officer for Youth and Community Education, Steve Davis, said that Mr Llywelyn’s visit to see the delivery of the Crime Time prevention project was greatly appreciated.

“The project he visited involves pupils from Ysgol Harri Tudur putting on a play of a crime committed by a young person, followed by a number of workshops to explore the impact and consequences of crime.

“The programme is delivered by Police School Beat Officers, The Youth Service, The Youth Justice Team, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Magistrates. This is normally delivered annually across all of our secondary schools and is a cornerstone in our crime prevention work with young people.”

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Reflecting on the day’s engagements, Mr Llywelyn reiterated the importance of community collaboration in tackling prevailing issues.

“My community engagement day today was an opportunity to actively listen to some of the concerns and challenges faced in Pembrokeshire.  Our partnership with Youth Offending Teams in an example of our proactive approach to youth empowerment and crime prevention, equipping young people with knowledge and strategies to make positive choices in life.

“By working collaboratively with local partners, we can build safer and more resilient communities.”

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