Police Commissioner visits Coleg Gwent students at Crosskeys campus
During the meeting he gave a presentation about the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner and then took part in a lively question and answer discussion about the students' experience and impression of policing in Gwent.
Ian commented: "I have attended a number of similar meetings previously and I have found that engaging and challenging audiences are often those made up of young people.
"A big part of my role as the Police and Crime Commissioner is to provide the public with the kind of Police service they want within the available budget. To do this effectively I need as much information and feedback from Gwent residents as possible.
"Events such as this are very valuable and the feedback I receive both positive and negative will help me produce a Policing plan which represents the needs of all Gwent residents.
"The students who attended raised very interesting issues about the way Gwent is policed. I appreciated their honesty and was impressed with their intelligent questions and the confident manner in which they made their points. They are a credit to Coleg Gwent."