Police officers in Wales have revealed a new police tractor complete with flashing blue lights and police livery, which is aimed at building locals’ awareness of crimes taking place in rural areas.
This latest addition to the Dyfed Powys Police fleet has made its debut at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show this week, which took place near Builth Wells in central Wales.
Police hope that this event and other agricultural events held across the summer will bring into light the work that Dyfed Powys Police does to fight rural and agricultural crime.
Inspector Tim Davies from the Dyfed Powys Police told ITV: “We're very impressed with this new piece of kit – and are hoping it'll encourage people to come and have a look and to then speak to us at events over the summer”.
“We're very impressed with this new piece of kit – and are hoping it'll encourage people to come and have a look and to then speak to us at events over the summer”.
Davies added, “Engagement with our rural communities is important to us. We're sure it will appeal to children and adults alike, and as part of the fun why not have your photo taken with the police tractor.” This tractor has been loaned to police in Dyfed Powys and will go back to owners later in the year.
This isn’t the first time local police have used specially decorated vehicles to tackle certain types of crime. Just last week we reported that Greater Manchester Police had commissioned a rainbow-patterned Hyundai i30 police car. This car was bought in attempt to raise awareness of homophobic hate crime in Manchester – and to make police more approachable to the public.
Picture: Dyfed Powys Police