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100 new PCSOs for Wales

It’s been announced today that Welsh Government will fund an additional 100 PCSOs across Wales, on top of the 500 already funded. South Wales Police and Crime Commsioner Alun Michael, along with First Minister Mark Drakeford and Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt, visited Neath town centre to meet local PCSOs and members of the community. Speaking at the event, Alun Michael said:

Throughout the pandemic in Wales, we have seen more partnership working such as Welsh Government working with the police as well as with the NHS. It’s that partnership and feeling of community that gives us a real opportunity to build a more positive future.

The additional 100 PCSOs, in addition to the 500 Welsh Government already pay for, gives a real opportunity for the four Welsh police forces to put even more effort into neighbourhood policing and into community safety.

It’s a great day, because those additional resources give us the opportunity of doing things better.

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