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Abergavenny has a new Inspector taking over the reigns. To find out a bit more about him, the work he does and his policing priorities, we took five minutes to ask him some key questions!

HuwRJones_02-(1) Inspector Huw Jones started his role in Abergavenny in March and is based at the police station on Tudor Street in the Town centre.

Q. What does your current role involve?

I am responsible for dealing with the crime issues in the North of Monmouthshire which covers Abergavenny, Monmouth and Usk. Officers who I work with include, the response teams, local officers and Community Support Officers and also the more specialist resources like traffic who deal with the automatic number plate recognition cameras and the dogs section.  I work closely with Inspectors in other areas to tackle crime trends in the North and across Monmouthshire as a whole.

Q. Where were you first stationed?

I joined Gwent Police in 1995 and started my career in the Rhymney Valley just prior to that area being transferred to South Wales Police.
In 1999, I then transferred to Abergavenny as a PC until I was promoted to Sergeant in 2000. It’s nice to be back!

Q. Where have you worked in Gwent Police?

It’s fair to say I’ve moved around a bit during my career so far.  As a Sergeant I worked in Caldicot, Abergavenny and Usk before moving to the Roads Policing section  in 2005.  I was then promoted to Inspector and worked in Monmouthshire in 2010.

I’ve worked in a wide variety of posts including traffic, a response officer in Blackwood and worked for two years in our Control Room, also dealing with firearms incidents. I’ve most recently moved from a temporary promotion as Chief Inspector in Newport. I’m hoping to bring my past skills and experience to this new role.
Q. Are you glad to be back in Abergavenny Station?

I live in Monmouthshire and have worked here during my career at various stages so I’m very happy to be back. It’s a lovely area and I’m keen to engage with members of the public and find out what their key issues are. Monmouthshire is very different to other areas in Gwent and brings its own unique crime issues which I’ll be keen to work on.

Q. What do you see as the biggest challenge in Abergavenny?

I’m looking to tackle anti-social behaviour and crime issues in Monmouthshire, specifically in the rural areas and improving the service that is provided to victims of crime.

I’ll be tackling criminality robustly with the help of neighbouring police forces. You can also expect to see specialist units such as the traffic officers and dog section working throughout Monmouthshire to tackle travelling criminals who have been affecting our communities.

Gwent Police

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