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Throughout the year, the Commissioner runs a number of community focus groups and visits, public surveys and events to ensure that you have the opportunity to share your views on matters relating to you local policing. Engaging with the community provides the Commissioner with a richer picture of local concerns and enables him to better undertake his duty to hold the force to account on your behalf.
Developing good relationships locally is particularly important, especially when the work we do directly involves and affects our communities and on occasion relies on the sustainability of volunteering or campaigning to be championed or led by communities.
As the Police and Crime Commissioner has a duty under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act to ‘obtain the views’ of the public and victims of crime about matters relating policing, it is important that community links are maintained to enable members of the public to have a voice.
Throughout the year, we regularly meet with local community representatives and groups to understand and address local issues raised. We recognise that this feedback alone cannot represent the views of all communities and therefore organise and attend a number of targeted engagement activities to ensure the communities we serve are provided with equal opportunities to be heard.
To find out more about the Commissioner’s commitment to developing and conducting meaningful public engagement activity, read our Engagement Strategy
The Commissioner has also endorsed the ‘National Principles for Public Engagement in Wales’. These principles aim to encourage good quality and consistent engagement activity with the public. You can find out more about these principles here
Here are some examples of some the events we've attended during 2019......
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The South Wales Police and Crime Panel has agreed to increase the police precept which will be used to tackle serious violence and organised crime, to…Read More >
On the 10th December, Police & Crime Commissioner Alun Michael and Deputy Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan were pleased to join The Future Generatio…Read More >
We are delighted to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff working for the South Wales Pol…Read More >