Police and the Community

South Wales is one of the safest places to study in the UK and we want to keep it that way. Together with the Police in your area, we work hard to make sure our students are kept safe and secure whilst studying at the University of South Wales. Along with the advice on these pages, we recommend downloading South Wales Police’s Crime Prevention Advice for Students Booklet, U-Safe for all their top tips.

Police in Your Area

You can find information about the police in your area on the South Wales Police website if you live in Cardiff or Rhondda Cynon Taf, or on on the Gwent Police website if you live in Newport / Gwent.


Gwent Police’s Stow Hill Ward covers the Newport campus in Newport City Centre.


In Cardiff, South Wales Police has nominated several members of staff to act as liaison with students.

Treforest and Glyntaff

Our Treforest and Glyntaff campuses are in the Treforest Ward and Rhydfelen Ward respectively.

Student Volunteers

Become a student volunteer with South Wales Police, email [email protected] to find out more. 


Community Policing Role

The role of community policing is to assist members of a specific community with the full support of the local police force. The police aims to provide a presence and act as a point of contact for people who are experiencing issues with crime and or anti-social behaviour.

The local police forces conduct Partnerships and Communities Together (PACT) meetings each month. The meetings are to discuss local issues that the community can resolve together. There has been a lack of students attending so this is your chance to make a difference to your community!