South Wales Police have announced that specialist plain clothed officers will be patrolling Swansea’s Wind Street.
As pubs and clubs reopen, the specialist officers will be carrying out overt operations to identify anyone who may be displaying signs of concerning or predatory behaviour.
The officers will be working alongside uniformed police, who will intervene and take positive action to discourage the behaviour.
Detective Sergeant Wilson explains: “This initiative is focusing on the night time economy, and the Wind Street area in particular, in order to ensure that anyone visiting can have an enjoyable night without the fear of being subjected to unwanted behaviour.
“By using specialist officers we will be able to identify any concerning behaviour first hand and intervene quickly.
“Officers will be working alongside door staff to provide guidance in relation to recognising predatory behaviour and if concerns are raised officers will intervene.
“I would like to provide reassurance that the likelihood of becoming a victim of any type of assault is incredibly low, but that does not limit the harm done on those occasions when such crimes do take place.
“We are taking these steps in order to provide greater reassurance to the public and to prevent incidents developing and occurring around the Wind Street area. South Wales Police is committed to making Swansea safer and this is just one way in which we are working to tackle concerning and predatory behaviour.”
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