Date31 October 2022
North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin spoke to local second-year students from the Professional Policing Degree course at Coleg Llandrillo in Rhos-on-Sea on October 25 to discuss his role and how it works, his plan to cut crime in North Wales, and how young people and their communities can get involved in the fight against crime.
Bangor University, in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, offers an undergraduate BSc (Hons) degree in Professional Policing, licensed by the College of Policing. The programme equips students with the right skills to adapt to the professional complexity of modern-day policing including the changing nature of crime and demands on police services. The course is taught at different locations and draws on expertise in criminology and police procedure from both institutions.
Throughout the course, students are provided with insight into current police practice as well as an understanding of research and theory into the causes of crime and crime control. With this combination of knowledge on police procedure and academic insight into policing, graduates can pursue careers in the police as well as other agencies involved in policing. The first year is delivered at Coleg Llandrillo, Year 2 at both Coleg Llandrillo and Bangor University, and Year 3 at Bangor University.
The programme capitalises on close links to North Wales Police and other criminal justice agencies in the area in assisting students with career options. The degree is currently in its fourth year of operation and a number of students have gone on to take up various roles in the North Wales Police and in supporting the wider emergency services.
Andy Dunbobbin, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales commented: “It was a pleasure to visit Coleg Llandrillo to discuss my role as Police and Crime Commissioner with students of the Professional Policing degree. It’s hugely important to me to engage with young people, especially ones who demonstrate such a keen interest in policing and in serving their communities.
“I was amazed by the outstanding facilities Coleg Llandrillo offers its student population and the knowledge and dedication of the leaders of the Professional Policing degree course. I also appreciated hearing the links that exist between the course and North Wales Police, and how we can all work together to make our region safer and more secure.”
Dewi Roberts, Program Leader of the Professional Policing Degree course commented: “It was beneficial for the PCC Andy Dunbobbin to attend Coleg Llandrillo today and to discuss his role and his Police and Crime Plan for 2021 to 2024. It gives the second-year students a greater understating of how our communities are policed and supported in North Wales.”
There are Open Days in the next few weeks at both Bangor University and Coleg Llandrillo and details are available on their respective websites.