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The Police & Crime Commissioners of the four police force areas accept that Wales needs responsive & accessible policing services. The Commissioners have agreed to work together and together with their respective Chief Constables have established an All Wales Policing Group to:

  • Influence the UK & Welsh Governments in respect of policing & criminal justice matters;
  • Work together to develop & maintain police collaboration to enhance the forces capacity, capability & cost effectiveness;
  • Work together ensuring the communities of Wales receive a policing service that meets their needs;
  • Uphold and champion the principles of local accountability and Policing by consent.


Tackling crime and disorder and making communities feel safer is not just a police service responsibility but also involves partner organisations such as Local Authorities, the Fire and Rescue service, Young People’s Services, Probation Trust and the Health Service.  Similarly, there are many voluntary and community organisations working in the field of community safety, either independently or in partnership with public bodies.

In these challenging economic times, partnership working will become more important than ever. As the Police and Crime Commissioner, I will work with the Chief Constable and other partners to further develop an integrated partnership approach towards crime prevention and community safety. There is a long history of excellent partnership working across Gwent, at both the strategic planning level and at a local level and I will continue to work with partners to ensure that this is maintained.