15 Dec 2021
Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn has today launched his four-year Police and Crime Plan for 2021-2025, which sets out his vision to keep the communities of Mid and West Wales safe, and maintain public trust and confidence in our Police and Criminal Justice system.
The Police and Crime Plan is required by law and outlines the priorities of the people of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Powys in relation to policing, crime and criminal justice. The Plan has indeed been developed following extensive public consultation that included a survey and focus groups, where people were asked to identify their local priorities in terms of policing.
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s three key priorities are that victims are supported, harm is prevented, and our justice system is more effective.
The plan details the Police and Crime Commissioner’s aims for the Force and how he will hold new Chief Constable Dr Richard Lewis to account to achieve them, as well as setting out steps the Police and Crime Commissioner will undertake with partners from across the public sector.
Talking about the new Police and Crime Plan, PCC Dafydd Llywelyn comments: “I am delighted to be launching my new Plan which sets out the direction for policing in the Dyfed-Powys area for the next four years.
“My overarching vision for 2021-25 is to keep the communities of Mid and West Wales safe, maintaining trust and confidence in our police and criminal justice system as a whole.
“The public must remain central to everything we do and every decision we make. Providing an evidence base for our actions and investments is important, and by harnessing the use of technology and data to shape our services, I am certain that further improvements can be made in ensuring the security and safety of our area.
“As the local Victims’ Champion, services provided to victims is a priority and should be at the heart of everything both the police and the local criminal justice service do in our area.
“I want to focus on preventing harm to individuals and communities caused through crime, antisocial behaviour and vulnerability. Working in a way that seeks to solve problems within our communities will ensure an efficient and effective use of resources.
“An effective justice system can only be delivered through working together across the public sector and with subject matter experts within our commissioned services. I am confident that a partnership approach will lead to an improved service, for you the public, and I look forward to serving you as the Police and Crime Commissioner for a further term.”
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Picture: Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn
Police and Crime Plan 2021-25 The Police and Crime Plan (dyfedpowys-pcc.org.uk)
Policy and Engagement Advisor