The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent (PCC) and the Chief Constable for Gwent Police share a commitment to working towards provision of a bilingual public service. This supports the Welsh Language Commissioner's vision for the Welsh language to be central to everyday life in Wales and creation of a society where Welsh can be used in an increasing number of contexts.
The Welsh Language Measure enacted in 2011 ensures the equal status of the Welsh language alongside the English language. This law creates the role of a Welsh Language Commissioner and introduces a number of Welsh Language Standards. Details of the Standards under which Gwent Police have a duty to comply can be found here:
Gwent Police Compliance Notice
In response to this notice, the PCC and Chief Constable have set the following strategic aim:
"To work in partnership towards a policing service which treats the Welsh and English languages equally and support our staff and communities who wish to communicate and engage with us through the medium of Welsh"
In order to achieve this aim, we will work together to deliver the following four key objectives:
1. Engage effectively with Welsh speakers within our communities in order to shape the service we provide
2. Promote our Welsh language services to the public in order to ensure their use
3. Increase the proportion of Welsh speakers that we employ across both organisations
4. Create a workplace culture that recognises the value of delivering a service through the medium of Welsh
Further information about how we intend to comply with our service delivery, policy making and operational standards as well as meet our four key objectives can be found within our Welsh Language Strategy.
Making a Complaint
If you wish to make a complaint because you feel that we haven’t complied with the Welsh Language Standards applicable to Gwent Police, please click here. Complaints are dealt with by our Professional Standards Unit.