You can read Christopher Salmons draft plan on how he aims to combat crime as Dyfed Powys' Police and Crime Commissioner by clicking here.pdf)
The PCC for Dyfed Powys is unveiling his plan to tackle crime across the patch. Christopher Salmon will publish details of his vision to tackle crime later today. The plan sets out six key priorities to keep people safe, improve trust and save money.
It sets out the direction of police work for the next five years.
Gwent's PCC Ian Johnston will unveil his police and crime plan later.
The key aims are:
- To reduce victims of crime and increase the number of offenders brought to justice
- To increasing public confidence in the police
- To reduce anti-social behaviour
- To reduce serious violent crime
- Increase value for money
Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Ian Johnston, says his police and crime plan will give Gwent residents a clearer picture of his work.
– Ian Johnston, Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner
The police and crime plan enables residents of Gwent to see in greater detail what they can expect from me, their Police Commissioner, during my time in office.
I have listened to concerns raised by residents and victims of crime in the many communities I have visited since I took up the post, and this is my chance to explain what I am going to do tackle those concerns.
I pledge to put victims at the heart of everything I do, and ensure that people in Gwent are less affected by crime and anti social behaviour.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Ian Johnston, is launching his police and crime plan. He will make the announcement at a Project Bernie event at Bargoed Rugby Club.
The event aims to raise awareness of the dangers of deliberately setting grass and mountain fires, reducing anti-social behaviour, and protecting the environment.
Three candidates have applied for the post of Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys Police, says the force's Police & Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon.
The applicants are:
- Jackie Roberts, the current Temporary Chief Constable, Dyfed-Powys Police
- Nick Ingram, Deputy Chief Constable, Dyfed-Powys Police
- Simon Prince, Assistant Chief Constable with Gwent Police
– Christopher Salmon, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys
The Chief Constable role is critical to delivering an effective policing service for our communities. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a fantastic police service and an important first step in building the team that will keep us all safe in the coming years.”
My role is to ensure the public has full confidence in the police and that means recruiting the best person for this critical role. The candidates will undergo a rigorous recruitment process.
Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales Alun Michael, has announced the appointment of Sophie Howe as Deputy Commissioner and Dave Francis as Assistant Commissioner.
Mr Francis is the Deputy Chief Constable of South Wales Police, while Mrs Howe is a former Labour councillor and special advisor to the Welsh Government.
Delighted to be appointed as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales. Looking forward to working with Alun Dave and team!From @sophiehowe on Twitter:
The new Police and Crime Commisioner for Dyfed-Powys has announced he is imposing a freeze on police staff recruitment for the force in order to reduce costs. It will not affect recruitment for police officers or PCSOs.
Christopher Salmon says 'we have to be prudent in the face of uncertainty', after the Chancellor's autumn statement on Wednesday 'confirmed how tough these times are and that pressure on the public finances will increase.'
– Christoper Salmon, Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys
None of us are immune from austerity and the police service has to play its part in helping to tackle the deficit. I will consider all options to reduce costs while, delivering an effective police service for the people of Dyfed-Powys.
The Force has done a fantastic job of managing austerity over the last two years. This week’s announcement confirms we have further to go. We need to restructure the way we do business to meet these challenges and the changing demands of our times.After meeting officers and staff in the past few weeks I’m in no doubt that we can do this.