August 5, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Dyfed Powys Police will be developing a new Armed Forces Veterans Network within the force, along with a renewed commitment to the Armed Forces Community Covenant which Dyfed Powys Police signed up to in 2018.

We recognise the unique sacrifices armed forces personnel and their families have made and the strong bond that still exists, even after many years of civilian life, amongst veterans. A well- structured and governed network will help provide support between those individuals, which could be extended to help our communities who are serving, or who have served in the armed forces.

The new Dyfed Powys Police Veterans Network will be developed and managed by Temporary Detective Supt Paul Jones and Inspector Ash Brice, both of whom saw active military service in previous careers, and will be reaching out for volunteers around the force to make this work.

Temporary Detective Superintendent Paul Jones said: “I consider the opportunity to develop a Dyfed Powys Police Veterans Network a real privilege, and I am sure that those who have served or are still serving as reservists, will understand the benefit such a network will bring, both internally and externally. Most people adapt to post service life, but there are some within our communities who are not so fortunate. Our aim will be to develop a supportive structure within Dyfed Powys Police as well as maximising opportunities to work with partners to support armed forces families within our communities.”

Inspector Ash Brice added: “It is great that our Chief Officers recognise the commitment and dedication our armed forces personnel have given. This project will enable those who deal with unique challenges after leaving the forces to share experiences and help one another, as well as joining up some well established relationships with partners to deliver the Armed Forces Community Covenant. I am really looking forward to making this happen.”

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