Community engagement and consultation provides people with opportunities to have a greater say in how services are provided to them. It allows individuals an opportunity to become more actively involved in influencing decision-making relating to local service provision.
The service provided by Gwent Police is more effective and efficient if it is tackling the types of problems that cause concern to the community. For the Commissioner, this means involving the public in developing the decisions that are made in relation to the policing services we provide for them. This approach remains uppermost in the Commissioner’s plans, and is a means of measuring satisfaction with the service provided.
The current policing priorities for Gwent are set out in the Local Policing Plan; however, in due course the Commissioner will produce a Police and Crime for Plan for Gwent. This plan is informed by a variety of information sources, which include community engagement findings.
To ensure on-going improvement in the policing service we provide, all engagement activity is monitored for effectiveness and progress via an internal strategic group, the Gwent Engagement Forum. This group is responsible for the progress of an action plan that has been devised to support the requirements of the joint Community Engagement Strategy.