Gwent Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Celebrate International Women’s Day

8th March 2019

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Gwent and Gwent Police marked International Women’s Day this week with a celebratory campaign.

The series of social media posts highlighted women working within Gwent to make it a safer place to live and work.

One of those featured in the campaign was Eleri Thomas, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent. On marking the day, she said, “Gwent Police has embraced a culture that is working towards a better balance.

“There are now more female officers on the front-line than ever before and, while there is still work to be done, I am confident that the drive and desire for equality permeates at all levels of the organisation.”

Also featured was Deputy Chief Constable Pam Kelly who joined Eleri in a discussion panel titled ‘Careers and Pioneers!’ at the Riverfront theatre in Newport this morning.

Speaking before the event, the Deputy Chief Constable said, “It is a privilege to have my photo alongside esteemed colleagues this week in recognition of International Women’s Day 2019.

“As we all strive for a balanced world, I am honoured to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with women who are paving the way for future generations.

“Today is an opportunity to celebrate all women in what they have achieved and what they continue to achieve, day in, day out.”

A full list of the profiles featured in this year’s campaign can be found by visiting