Commissioner holds first public Strategy and Performance Board meeting tomorrow

The meeting is to be held at Monmouthshire County Hall, Rhadyr, Usk.

The monthly meetings will be held in different local authority areas in Gwent to make them as accessible to the public as possible. Mr Johnston is opening up the previously private meeting for members of the public to attend and has also provided residents with the opportunity to submit questions, which needed to be received in writing seven days ahead of the meeting.

The questions will be answered at the meeting and will be published on the Police and Crime Commissioner's website on www.gwent.pcc.police.uk 

The Strategy and Performance Board meeting is a decision making forum for the Commissioner. It provides him with an opportunity to monitor force performance and is where he holds the Chief Constable to account and ensures that the residents of Gwent have an efficient and effective police force.

Mr Johnston said: "It is important for this meeting to be held in public as it provides residents with an opportunity to have their questions answered and also, to see how I hold the Chief Constable to account on important matters affecting them including effectiveness and efficiency of policing; distribution and level of staffing and resources and review and identification of community concerns. My aim is to make policing straightforward, transparent and accessible with residents given a real opportunity to have their concerns heard and answered."