The Manual of Corporate Governance is intended to set out the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwents position and aspirations in relation to governance issues. The Code outlines how the Commissioner will hold the Chief Constable to account and make sure that he/she has appropriate processes and policies in place to satisfy the requirements of good corporate governance.
The people of Gwent will receive the quality of policing to which they are entitled only if there is an open, mutually supportive yet constructively challenging relationship between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chief Constable and the Police Service he/she leads. It is in order to foster and maintain this crucial partnership working that the following principles, guidelines and practices have been developed. They are intended to underpin a culture and climate of mutual trust, confidence and openness in which both responsibility and accountability is clear.