Finance & Accounts

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent is responsible for representing the people of Gwent and making sure the service provided by the Police is efficient and effective.  One of these responsibilities  is setting the budget, including the Police precept component of Council Tax, and the distribution of Policing grants from Central Government

Details of our current and previous budgets, including the Council Tax precept set by the Police and Crime Commissioner can be found below:

Budgets & Precept

Our Statement of Accounts provides information about the financial position, financial performance, management accountability of resources and any risks and uncertainties under the stewardship of the Chief Constable.

This is useful to a wide range of users including the Government, grant-awarding bodies, employees, suppliers, contractors, customers and the general public.

The Statements of Accounts produced for the Chief Constable and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2016/2017 onwards can be found on the Police & Crime Commissioners Website here.

Under The Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011, the Police and Crime Commissioner is required to publish details of all expenditure over £500 for themselves and the Chief Constable.

This information is produced monthly and is available for all months from November 2012 onwards.

Prior to any contract being awarded, budget created and therefore expenditure incurred, a robust value for money assessment is undertaken by both the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Force.

In addition to this, the organisation, in compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, makes available listings of the awarded contracts, which is updated regularly detailing when contracts are awarded, extended or expire.

Expenditure over £500

Community Support Officers (CSO) play an important role in helping us to build positive relationships with our communities and their vital role is also recognised by our partners who assist with funding.

Gwent Police CSO budget 2017-18

Gwent Police£897,026
Welsh Assembly Government£3,520,000
Torfaen County Borough Council£55,000
Natural Resource Wales£11,027


Salaries Exceeding £58,200

Details of the pay and grading structure for senior officer and staff are published as a Note within the Statements of Accounts for the Chief Constable of Gwent available above.

The All Wales Police Pension Board meets on a quarterly basis and provides the Governance arrangements for the management and administration of the four Welsh Police Pension Schemes.