A new S4C series follows South Wales Police officers on the beat in Swansea and the surrounding area with access to all areas of their daily working lives.
999: Y Glas will paint an exclusive and honest picture of the police's work as they battle on the front line against crime in the area. The first episode on Thursday 20 September offers a behind-the-scenes look at the team's headquarters in Swansea city centre and we'll meet those responding to emergency calls, the CID Detectives and the Public Protection Unit.
On a daily basis, the 579 police officers in Swansea face an ongoing battle against drug- related crimes on the streets. It's an increasing and burning issue in Swansea with cocaine, cannabis, heroin and amphetamines among the most problematic.
Last year alone over 5,000 people in Swansea were hauled in front of the courts for crimes associated with drugs.
"Frequent drug users have a high tolerance for it because they've been taking different kinds of drugs for years. They can push their bodies further and try to get more and more in their system, but in the end the body can't handle the high levels of drugs," explains Constable Huw Toghill.
Recently the use of methadone - or Meow Meow as it is often referred to - has increased in Swansea.
"There's no middle ground with the Meow Meow drug. They are either on a massive high after using or are at rock bottom and adopt feelings of depression."
In order to tackle the drugs problem in the area, South Wales Police have created specialist teams to collect information that would prevent drugs from reaching the streets.
With pubs and clubs in Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot often full every weekend, there is a high risk of buying, selling and taking drugs. 999: Y Glas will follow the 'After Dark' shift as they go about their work during a troublesome evening in the city. 'After Dark' sees officers from the afternoon shift stay on to work until the early hours of the morning to help control those revellers under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
The team will also have their hands full with other crimes during the series.
Following the riots in London and other cities back in August 2011, South Wales Police have received extra training in order to avoid similar situations if they were to arise in the future. We'll follow the officers as they battle against rioters, bricks and petrol bombs in purposeful exercises.