North Wales Police Newsletter


‘Ello ello ello

For new students, Welcome to Bangor! For returning students we hope you had a good summer break and are looking forward to a new year.

I am Sergeant Robert Rands, and I have been based at Bangor for the past 2 years. Prior to that I have worked in Llandudno, Conwy and in the Police Headquarters in Colwyn Bay. Before joining the Police I studied for my BA in History and Archaeology at Bangor University, before completing my masters in Liverpool University and working for 2 years as an Archaeologist.

I am delighted that you have chosen to further your education studying in Bangor. While Bangor is amongst the most pleasant and safest cities to study in there are some basic issues that we would like to bring to your attention in order that the time you spend in Bangor is enjoyable and safe.

I can be contacted on 07884462717 or at This contact address is for you to pass information to us or ask us questions as your local policing team. If you do not wish to formally report an incident to us, but you think we should be aware of it then please use this e-mail address. For urgent police assistance call 999 or for non urgent help call 101.

C.U.P. Initiative

About 9 months ago a new joint initiative was set up between the Council the University and the Police (CUP). The main aim of the CUP group is to improve the quality of life of students who choose to attend Bangor University.

We have held an action day on Glanrafon Hill during which we ensured that landlords were aware of the correct refuse collection days. We have also made efforts to ensure that bushes were cut down in the area that obscured lighting.

We hold multi-agency enforcement visits to rented accommodation that is substandard and if required take prosecution action.

Please let us know if we can help you?

“Keep it secret, keep it safe”

Last year there were a number of occasions where property belonging to students was targeted. I am pleased to be able to tell you that there was significant success in investigations leading to the prosecutions of individuals.

Bike thefts

On a number of occasions student bikes were targeted. In the main these were during holiday periods when they were left unattended for long periods.


Thefts from Vehicles

Vehicles with laptops, sat nav’s and other electronic devices remain an attractive target to thieves.

Security advice

Whilst Bangor is a safe city there are basic things you can do to ensure the safety of your property.

§  Ensure your doors and windows are locked when you leave

§  Postcode protect your property

§  Report any suspicious persons loitering to security

§  Sign up to and register your valuable property



§  Don’t leave belongings on display in your car

§  Lock and secure your bicycle to a provided university bike stand

§  During Holidays leave your bike inside your room



Please keep an eye out for details of when your surgeries are. Details will be posted in the security lodge on the Ffridd site.


We are currently recruiting a new university police officer. Their details will be circulated soon.

Personal Safety

When drinking with friends ensure your drink is safe, don’t leave it where it could be spiked. Consider drinking from bottles.


Be aware of your surroundings and the people nearby when you are taking cash from bank machines or walking home.


Try not to walk home alone. Keep to well lit and well populated main routes. Do not go off with people you don’t know.


Report suspicious behavior to us


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