Crime-fight team move in
MEET the new face of community policing in Pontardawe.
Crime fighting duo Holly Probert, aged 24, and Carys Pudner, aged 25, are the new police community support officers for the Swansea Valley town.
While PCSO Pudner has chalked up 10 months in the role her colleague has had just over a month to get to know her patch. And while the pair have big boots to fill — after popular PCSO Mark Jones left to become a PC in the summer — their immediate boss has already given them the thumbs up.
Sergeant Andy Abrahams said: "With Mark having moved on it's nice to have new officers who are enthusiastic about working in Pontardawe. So far they have both been excellent in terms of their development and tackling their roles. It's a tight knit team of officers here and they are fitting in well."
Miss Probert, who is from Gellinudd, said: "I started my training in July and have been independent for around a month.
"It's been great so far, it's a lovely town and everyone has been really friendly."
Miss Pudner, from Skewen, added: "I have always wanted to join the police. I could possibly try to follow Mark and become a police constable in the future but for now I'm happy being a PCSO; it's a good way to get to know the job and seeing if it's right for you at the same time."