Anti-social behaviour can have a hugely detrimental impact on people's lives
One of the biggest areas of demand for the police and a subject which is emotive for the public is anti-social behaviour (ASB). We take you #BeyondtheBeat to shine a light on all the work that goes on behind the scenes to tackle ASB.
It's fair to say that a lot has changed in the world in the past 20 years, and policing is no exception
Riding an eight-year-old girl's pink bike with handlebar tassels to apprehend burglars whilst a probationary police officer is one of Inspector Barry Hickman's most memorable moments in his 20 year career as a police officer.
Saving lives - First aid training for when police officers are first on the scene
Every time the radio jumps to life and our officers and staff are tasked to a new job they have no idea what kind of incident they are about to attend.
The Human Touch - Supporting families in their hour of need
Family Liaison Officers are trained to be that first and continuous point of contact for grieving families. We speak to PC Tom Wilson about the challenges of this unique role.
It's good to talk. But for police negotiators, it's even better to listen.
We're taking you #BeyondtheBeat to hear from one of our police negotiators about what this specialist role is really like.
Dog Handler PC Cindy Hargreave can't help but take work home with her
For many people, leaving work at the office door is an easy task. But for police dog handlers, the job doesn't just stop when you head home. For PC Cindy Hargreave, it's a lifestyle change she simply couldn't live without.
"It's not part of our job to receive abuse" - Sgt Martin Alvis speaks about his experiences
It may be hard to believe, but police officers and staff who work in custody in Wiltshire say they are either on the receiving end, or they witness colleagues receiving abuse, every day they come to work.
Insp Gill Hughes speaks out about being assaulted at work
It was November 2012 and a routine night shift in Trowbridge for Inspector Gill Hughes, who was then a Sergeant working on response.
Policing: More Than Just A Job
As part of our summer long #BeyondtheBeat campaign, we are shining a light on the highs and lows of working for a modern day police force.
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