Posted: Sat 25th Jun 2016

Meet Andy And Andy… Bedwas And Caerphilly Welcome New Inspector And Sergeant

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This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jun 25th, 2016

Gwent Police has welcomed a new Inspector and Sergeant to the Caerphilly South area, Inspector Andy O’Keefe (left) and Sergeant Andy Elias (right). They will now support the Neighbourhood Policing Team and will be based at Bedwas Police Station. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Between them, they will cover the Bedwas policing area, which includes: Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen ward, St James Ward and the Llanbradach ward and the Caerphilly Policing area, which includes: St Martins ward, Morgan Jones Ward, Penyrheol Ward and Aber Valley Ward. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Inspector Andy O’Keefe joined the police service in 1995 and started his career with the Metropolitan Police Service, serving as a PC in Hounslow and Feltham. During his time in London he worked in variety of roles including Response Policing and Jury Protection. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Andy joined Gwent Police in 1999 and has worked in Response and Neighbourhood Policing in Rhymney, Blackwood and Ystrad Mynach. He has also served as a Partnership Sergeant and Inspector in Blaenau Gwent and is one of our trained Hostage and Crisis Negotiators. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Sergeant Andy Elias joined the police service in 1997 and also started his career with the Metropolitan Police Service, serving as a PC in Wandsworth and Tooting. During his time in London he worked in a variety of roles including Response and The Tactical Support Group. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Inspector Andy O’Keefe said: “The Officers of the Neighbourhood Policing Teams are currently tackling several issues, including vehicle crime and criminal damage and burglary. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This week alone, we’ve seen three attempted garage break ins, a shed burglary, garage burglary and a burglary at a commercial premises in the Caerphilly area. With the warm weather we are asking residents to be mindful of having open windows and the need for securing them when leaving their homes and vehicles. We do not want to make it easier for opportunist criminals to target them.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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