The Role of Police and Crime Commissioner

A Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is an elected official charged with securing an effective and efficient policing area, and to ensure that local police meet the needs of the community.

Every police force area is represented by a PCC, except Greater Manchester and London, where PCC responsibilities lie with the Mayor. The first incumbents were elected in 2012 and served for three and a half years. Subsequent PCCs are elected on a four year basis, with the most recent Dafydd Llywelyn elected in May 2016.

The salary for the Dyfed-Powys Police & Crime Commissioner is £65,000 per annum.  This salary is set nationally by the Home Secretary on recommendations from the Senior Salaries Review Body.

Who am I?

“I'm Dafydd Llywelyn, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys. As your elected Commissioner, the security and safety of the residents served by Dyfed-Powys Police is my priority.”

I am responsible for:

  1. Setting the priorities for Dyfed-Powys Police;
  2. Publishing a Police and Crime Plan;
  3. Engaging with Communities and representing  the public’s voice on policing matters;
  4. Working closely with community safety and criminal justice partners;
  5. Supporting victims and bringing people to justice;
  6. Commissioning services to make communities safer and to support the vulnerable;
  7. Appointing and, if necessary, dismissing the Chief Constable;
  8. Dealing with complaints and disciplinary matters against the Chief Constable;
  9. Holding the Chief Constable to account; and
  10. Setting the annual Police budget and precept level

I am not responsible for:

  1. Day-to-day deployment and delivery of police services known as ‘operational policing’; or
  2. Investigating complaints against police officers below the rank of Chief Constable.