Partners include organisations that work on community safety, crime, drugs, health or criminal justice locally, or as part of the police and crime panel, who scrutinise the performance and decisions of the Commissioner.

The Police and Crime Commissioner:

  • provides a strong and powerful voice for communities and represents views about how crime is prevented and its consequences are tackled
  • has a statutory duty to set a police and crime plan for the Force area and a budget that focuses on working in partnership to cut crime, as well as maintaining an efficient and effective police force
  • is able to commission services from outside of the police force
  • works with the Chief Constable and local partners such as probation, health, education and local voluntary organisations to fulfil their commitments to not only fight crime and antisocial behaviour, but to prevent it, in order to deliver safer streets for their community
  • is required to work with community safety and criminal justice partners

There is a duty on the Commissioner, when carrying out their functions, to:

  • have regard to the relevant priorities of each responsible community safety and criminal justice partners
  • along with community safety and criminal justice partners, act in cooperation with each other for matters of crime and disorder
  • along with criminal justice bodies in the Gwent area, make arrangements (so far as it is appropriate to do so) for the exercise of functions to provide an efficient and effective criminal justice system for Gwent.