15 Dec 2021
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Dafydd Llywelyn is urging local residents to have their say on feelings of safety across the Force area. In response to the publication of DCC Maggie Blyth’s ‘Policing violence against women and girls: National framework for delivery’, through his latest public consultation, Mr Llywelyn wants to truly understand the local picture of violence against women and girls, feelings of safety and confidence in the police.
The overarching aim of the consultation, launched on the 15th of December 2021, is to help identify specific locations where residents feel unsafe and what can be done to increase feelings of safety locally. Through this, Commissioner will help ensure that Dyfed-Powys Police meets the needs of local communities.
PCC Dafydd Llywelyn said; “It is important for me to understand feelings of safety within the Dyfed Powys area and for residents to highlight the areas in which they feel unsafe.
“As your Police and Crime Commissioner, I am an elected official charged with securing an effective and efficient policing area and ensuring that local Policing meet the needs of our communities.”
Detective Superintendent Jayne Butler, of Dyfed-Powys Police’s Criminal Investigation Department, the Force’s lead on Protecting Vulnerable People, said;
“Dyfed-Powys Police supports the Police and Crime Commissioner’s objective to gather information from our communities about how safe they feel in public areas. We would encourage members of the public to complete this survey and use this as an opportunity to share any relevant information with us. The Commissioner will then share this information with the Force to inform the policing response.”
PCC Llywelyn adds; “As I launch my new Police and Crime Plan which sets out the priorities for Dyfed-Powys Police for the next four years, I am keen to measure public confidence in policing by engaging wider and consulting regularly.
“I am determined to make some real improvements in this area. There might be some practical solutions for some areas, but I would like to identify creative ways to improve safety as well as the bigger cultural changes that are needed.
“I am grateful to everyone who feels able to share their thoughts and experiences with me via this survey. I do understand it’s not always easy, but it will help inform plans to keep our communities safe.”
The survey, which runs until the 12th of January 2022, is open to everyone and can be completed anonymously. To complete the survey online, click on the following link:
To request a postal copy of the survey, or to go through the survey over the telephone, please contact the Commissioner’s Office on OPCC.Communication@dyfed-powys.police.uk / 01267 226440.
Diolch – thank you.