137. Policing Farm and Rural Crime: Informing Police Strategy, resource allocation and change management in addressing farm and rural crime
Dr Wyn Morris

Dr Wyn Morris (left), Aberystwyth Business School, and Dr Gareth Norris, Department of Psychology, who developed the rural crime study.

Research by Aberystwyth School of Business has had a major impact on the resourcing and policing of farms, farm businesses, rural communities and individuals within the Dyfed-Powys Police (DPP) area.

Lack of police visibility, resources and limited Welsh medium provision had led to feelings of isolation and vulnerability in these communities.

The research was commissioned by Dyfed-Powys Police, recommendations made on resources and strategies were implemented through the Rural Crime Strategy 2017-2021 which changed processes and services as a result.

Key outcomes are seen as improved trust, communication and relationships between communities and the police.

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Further Information

Dr Wyn Morris

Academic Department

Aberystwyth Business School