This month Dyfed Powys Police have launched the ‘Give your Welsh a Go’ internal campaign.
Dyfed Powys Police values the use of the language as a skill in the workplace whatever the level of ability, from simple greetings to conducting whole meetings – but there are also a number of benefits to speaking Welsh in your personal and home life.
Superintendent Aled Davies said: “We’re committed to encouraging bilingual work places, and it’s a priority for Dyfed Powys Police to provide equal opportunities and service to our Welsh speaking communities but also for our Welsh speaking staff. We are eager to increase our provision of Welsh language to the public and staff and we’re encouraging officers and staff to use their own initiative to offer a truly bilingual service.
It’s important for staff to make the first move – and have the confidence to be proactive with the language themselves rather than wait for someone else to start using Welsh.
Remember the language is a living language and a language for living - so ‘Give your Welsh a go’ whatever your ability!”
Chief Constable Ian Arundale said: “Both myself and the chief officers’ group support this initiative and I’d encourage officers and staff to use their Welsh language in the workplace and use this as an opportunity to increase their skills and confidence with Welsh.”