Police and Crime Commissioner marks Chief Constable’s first year

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, has marked Chief Constable Pam Kelly’s first year at the helm of Gwent Police.

Mr Cuthbert appointed Ms Kelly to the post in August 2019 with the full support of the Gwent Police and Crime Panel.

Jeff Cuthbert, said: “Chief Constable Kelly’s first year has been marked by several major events: from the flooding Gwent experienced in early 2020, the outbreak of Covid-19 and many months of lockdown, and the protests and community concern following the death of George Floyd in America.

“All of these issues have required great leadership. I am continually impressed with the way Chief Constable Kelly has responded to the demands of the last year and her commitment to ensuring the best possible service for the people of Gwent has been evident throughout.

“She is driving a culture change within Gwent Police and is ably served by a strong chief officer team. Together they are focussing on protecting and reassuring our communities.

“I would like to thank Chief Constable Kelly for all her work over the last year and I am looking forward to working with her for many years to come.”