Your views are important to me.
It is your feedback on issues such as crime and antisocial behaviour, and your experiences dealing with the police that help shape my Police and Crime Plan 2017-2021 which guides the work of Gwent Police.
Consultation and Engagement
Have your say on police funding in Gwent
I am currently asking residents whether they would support a potential rise in their council tax to support policing.
An increase of about £2 a month (based on a band D property) would allow Gwent Police to maintain current police officer levels of 1,325, and also maintain investment to tackle priority areas including neighbourhood policing, child protection, domestic abuse, rape, sexual assault, hate crime, and serious and organised crime.
It would also support recent investment in policing by the UK Government called Operation Uplift, which will see approximately 160 new officers joining Gwent Police over the next three years. These officers are additional to Gwent Police’s planned recruitment for the year.
It is my responsibility to set the annual council tax precept and, without the proposed increase, Gwent Police will have to deliver further cash savings over and above the current need to deliver nearly £5m of cash savings by 2023/24, in order to balance the budget.
Have your say here
To ensure I am able to truely hear the issues which matter to you about policing, my office run and attend a number of public engagement events throughout the year. I also host surgeries and walkabouts across Gwent in order to discuss any issues face to face. All of these activities will be publicised on this website and across our social media channels.
Though effective engagement with the public I aim to:
Increase public awareness and understanding of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s role and responsibilities;
Increase public awareness and understanding of police and crime objectives;
Encourage people to give their views on policing in Gwent;
Establish and grow effective working relationships with the public, our partners and stakeholders; and
Provide feedback on the issues you have raised.
All engagement and consultation activity is monitored by the Commissioner's office for effectiveness annually. This document reports upon the progress of an action plan which has been devised to support the requirements of the Joint Engagement and Communications Strategy 2018-2022. You can find previous years reports by searching through the Commissioner's decision logs.