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Productive and relaxed place to work.

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typical day starts with checking emails, and carrying out my H/S checks, There's always something new to learn within my duties as building fabric maintenance engineer,I find it sometimes difficult to communicate to management as there's no line manager within 50 miles from where I work, so its phone coms only.The hardest part of my job is when I need a second person to lend a hand with something.
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Overworked and underpaid

An organisation that is currently not run properly and without clear leadership. The priorities that DPP have are not in line with public safety and do not provide the service needed by the public. This is as a result of not only this organisation but the agencies the police need to work with not caring about their jobs (eg social workers) leaving their clients or people they serve/support in less than ideal situations resulting in police getting involved in situations they do not need and shouldn’t be involved in.


Good colleagues


Long hours, underpaid for several years, staff welfare not considered, no respect from bosses or the public
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Badly run force

The force has always struggled with its leadership, and the blame culture makes this a very difficult organisation to work for, where management do not coach or support but target those that challenge the status quo. Plus the rural nature of the force and the limited opportunities for advancement depending on where you are first stationed, can have quite an impact on family life.


Poor work life balance
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excellent firm to work for with a good progression ladder. you can also diversify via different departments. overall this is a good company to work for.
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Great Company but boring job!

I loved working for Dyfed Powys Police but the job I was in wasn't particularly challenging. The nature of the department meant there wasn't a great deal going on and my role didn't feel particularly necessary.
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What people like
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Inclusive work environment

I have outgrown this workplace

I have outgrown this workplace and it now time to move on and continue to develop. The organisation has given me great insights for many years in many ways but it is time to move on.
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A good team.

I thoroughly enjoyed most aspects of my time as a serving Police Officer. I felt I was a valuable part of a team and the camaraderie may be what I miss the most of all.


Teamwork, colleagues, opportunities for humour.


Gradual erosion of powers and responsibilities.
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Productive workplace

I have only recently joined the force as a volunteer but have learned so much already. My areas of self-development have improved a lot already such as confidence, communication skills and working under pressure.
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busy workplace, never a dull moment

great place to work, job varies day to day. people are friendly, hours are good, pay pretty good. just be prepared to really work as heavy lifting and moving of office furniture is a regular thing and practice your decorating skills
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Varied career, testing but rewarding

You never know what will happen, from day to day. Backing from lower management is mostly fair but from Inspector up, they totally lose touch and the figures game and finances are key to them. They will manipulate figures and beware anyone who raises concerns. This attitude results in false reporting and ultimately the Police are misrepresented and underfunded - do you know your local Police Officer anymore?


Fascinating job, helping people


Lack of senior management support
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Work Experience at Dyfed Powys Police

My experience in the Dyfed Powys Police was amazing and gave a huge insight on what they do on a daily basis which was great. After being there for a week I would love to join the service too. I learned a lot from the experience when I was fortunate to have a look around. I'm looking forward to joining the police in the future.
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An excellent equal opportunities environment. The experience I gained in both supervisory and managerial positions were invaluable.

I was a Police Officer for 12 years. An experience I truely loved and would recommend to anyone. The opportunities afforded to me were endless, this supported by a good work ethic enabled me to have a well grounded career.




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A good organisation to be a part of

As to be expected, it's a difficult organisation to get into. You have to be sharp, accurate at what you do, and have a good balance of common sense, intelligence and aptitude. Whilst most of my colleagues were fantastic, I felt there was a wider organisational sense of 'snobbiness',although I admit this may just have been something misconstrued on my part due to my personality type. It's quite a competitive environment where excellence and a 'stronger, better, faster" attitude is adopted. Potentially you could get a job for life, but as with any local authority organisation there are always uncertainties with job security due to restructuring and funding cuts.


Potentially a job for life, great pension, job satisfaction


Generally conservative / capitalist attitudes (which don't suit everyone), high stress
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Excellent place to work. new skills developed daily working with this highly skilful team.
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Interesting, challenging and varied workplace

Wide variety of subject areas within my role meant that every day was different, with challenges and opportunities around prioritisation, use of resources, personal and organisational development.




Lack of senior management interest
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Briefing to see what is expected of us. Learned to work alone and as part of a team. Managers & co workers were brilliant and patient. The hardest part of the job was the abuse physically and verbally but the most enjoyable part was making a difference to peoples lives.
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Great colleagues working in difficult circumstances.

Most of the front line officers and police staff dealing with the public are great. I believe that there are issues with higher management and the support that they provide to the front-line staff; as these staff members have to deal with difficult personal and public situations on a daily basis and tend to get stabbed in the back by the senior officers, who seem to have forgotten the reason that they joined the police force, and are chasing figures. Performance is monitored by figures, and figures can be changed to fit in with any current operational campaigns.I have great respect for the police who work on the streets in the local area, and nationwide. However I have little respect for the parasites that live off the good work that these people do; until pressure gets put on them, and they don't have the back bone to stand up for their own. There is very little honesty and integrity within the higher ranking officer within the force.I hope that this is not the same nationwide.


great colleagues.


long hours, uncaring management
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Voluntary police officer working anything from 10/40 hours per week.
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Based on 18 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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