Gwent OPCC Retains Top Transparency Award for Fourth Year in a Row

For the fourth year in a row, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Gwent has been awarded with a national award for transparency.

Of the41 Police and Crime Commissioner Offices throughout England and Wales, the Gwent OPCC is among 27 which have been awarded with a “Open and Transparent Quality Mark’ this week.

The Quality Mark is awarded by Comparing Police and Crime Commissioners (CoPaCC), an independent national body that monitors police governance, and sponsored by police assurance provider, Grant Thornton.

CoPaCC awards are presented to the OPCCs which are able to demonstrate that they provide the public with key information, in accessible formats, on their website. This includes information about who they are and what they do, what they spend and how they spend it, what their priorities are, how they make their decisions and information around complaints, policies and procedures.

Congratulating his team on their award, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, said: “I am delighted that my office has again been recognised for our efforts in meeting the statutory transparency requirements.

“Since my election, being open and transparent to the residents I represent has been a priority for me.

“In the last six months, my website has undergone a full redesign to ensure that the information we provide is not only relevant and up-to-date, but provided in accessible formats and easy to find locations.”