POLICE INTRODUCE PENARTH MARINA RESIDENTS TO CRIME-FIGHTING “TREV”

Plenty of police boots on the ground at Penarth Barrage today as REV was deployed to foil increasing bike thefts in the Marina area

Plenty of police boots on the ground at Penarth Barrage today as the mobile reassurance unit “TREV” was deployed to combat  increasing numbers of bike thefts in the Marina area (Photo John Clark)

Today South Wales Police have been meeting members of the public – including cyclists – at the Penarth end of the Cardiff Bay Barrage and introducing them to what they call  “TREV “

“TREV” is an acronym for “The Reassurance and Engagement Vehicle” – a mobile caravan,  something similar to a mobile burger bar – but without the burgers.

Six officers were on hand to assuage the concerns of local residents

Six officers were on hand to assuage the concerns of local residents (Photo John Clark)

The TREV ‘mobile information unit’ had been deployed specifically because of worrying numbers of bike thefts in the Penarth Marina and Barrage area and, using TREV’s facilities, also showed local residents how to set about reporting a crime to the police.

The TREV unit was supposed to have been at the Barrage yesterday and had been publicised on Facebook –  but there was a last-minute change of plan and the unit arrived there today instead – manned from 10:00 through until 13:00 by around half a dozen police officers and PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) .

After this morning's session at the Barrage the next destination for the unit was Barry

After this morning’s session at the Barrage the next destination for the unit was Barry (Photo John Clark)

Any passing cyclists were able to call in and get their bikes security marked and other passers-by could also pick up crime-prevention hints and tips and to speak to local police officers and members of the neighbourhood policing team about their concerns.

Inspector Gary Smart of South Wales Police

Inspector Gary Smart of South Wales Police

Inspector Gary Smart – who runs Penarth Police station  – said: “We want to make it as difficult as possible for bike thieves.”

Inspector Smart said “TREV provides a great opportunity for members of the community to meet our officers in an informal setting, and to seek advice in relation to any aspect of crime prevention or tell us about any issues in their area that may be concerning them.”
 

 

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4 Responses to POLICE INTRODUCE PENARTH MARINA RESIDENTS TO CRIME-FIGHTING “TREV”

  1. Big Davey says:

    Why don’t they just walk around the streets a bit.

    Do they expect the criminals to come to them now?

  2. Mgg says:

    A burglar bar !!! I thank you

  3. Nemisis says:

    One word PATHETIC just watched the idiots riding around the roundabout the wrong way and did sweet FA about it .

  4. Johnabutt says:

    This has got to be the best laugh of the day!

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