Re­tir­ing se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer ‘priv­i­leged’ to serve re­gion

Carmarthen Journal - - News -

A SE­NIOR West Wales po­lice of­fi­cer is stand­ing down after serv­ing for 30 years.

Deputy chief con­sta­ble Dar­ren Davies was born and brought up in the Dyfed-Powys Po­lice force area, hav­ing be­gun his polic­ing ca­reer when he joined the force in 1988.

He worked in Llanelli, Powys, Car­marthen, Am­man­ford and at force head­quar­ters, be­fore be­com­ing the head of the Wales Ex­trem­ism and Counter Ter­ror­ism Unit in 2005.

In 2007 he spent two years in Lon­don work­ing on the Ter­ror­ism PRE­VENT Strat­egy and ports is­sues at a na­tional level.

He also chaired a Na­tional Work­ing Group on sur­veil­lance be­tween 2006 and 2015.

In 2009 he re­turned to Wales work­ing on re­gional col­lab­o­ra­tive units, and in 2014 be­came the lead of both se­ri­ous or­gan­ised crime and ter­ror­ism mat­ters for Wales.

He re­turned to DyfedPowys Po­lice in Jan­uary 2017 as deputy chief con­sta­ble, fol­low­ing a brief sec­ond­ment to the Metropoli­tan Po­lice Ser­vice as as­sis­tant chief con­sta­ble and di­rec­tor of change for the counter ter­ror­ism net­work, also hav­ing a close in­volve­ment in col­lab­o­ra­tion on a na­tional level across law en­force­ment.

Chief con­sta­ble Mark Collins said: “I have worked with Dar­ren for over the last 20 years.

“I was de­lighted that he be­came my deputy chief con­sta­ble. I would per­son­ally like to thank him for his com­mit­ment in work­ing to im­prove polic­ing across Dyfed-Powys for our com­mu­ni­ties. I wish him all the best in his re­tire­ment.”

DCC Dar­ren Davies said: “It has been an ab­so­lute priv­i­lege to serve my last two years as a po­lice of­fi­cer as deputy chief con­sta­ble within my home area, and I feel hon­oured to have had the ben­e­fit of work­ing with count­less com­mit­ted and car­ing peo­ple, do­ing their very best to de­liver a ser­vice to our com­mu­ni­ties, of­ten in the most dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances.

“I leave with a heavy heart, but know­ing that the force and there­fore the pub­lic are in good hands, and I will watch with great in­ter­est as the force con­tin­ues to im­prove.”

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