Neighbourhood Support

The Chief Inspectors responsible for Neighbourhood Support are heading up groups of Inspectors who deal with the day-to-day response to crime and incidents. They make sure the right officers are on hand when you need them, giving you the best possible service.

One group of officers they manage is called Area Support Officers (previously known as Uniform Operations) and you may see these officers out and about in your neighbourhood.

One team is based in the East (in Newport) and the other team is based in the West (in Ystrad Mynach), providing the following specialisms: :

  • Roads Policing
  • PSU
  • Taser
  • Advanced Method of Entry
  • Search

In addition to these specialisms, these two teams will provide rapid support to Neighbourhood Patrol Officers, target individuals causing the most harm in our communities and tackle both force wide and local issues.

Our Police Dogs and their handlers are also now based in the East and West LPAs which will mean a faster response time with far greater local knowledge.