Our governance and processes
The Chief Constable retains responsibility for operational policing and Gwent Police's officers and staff are under his direction and control.
The Police and Crime Commissioner has a number of specific duties and responsibilities.
- Being accountable to the people of Gwent.
- Setting strategic policing priorities.
- Holding the Force to account through the Chief Constable.
- Engaging and involving the public.
- Ensuring that the Police respond effectively to public concerns and threats to public safety.
- Promoting and enabling joined up working on criminal justice and community safety.
- Increasing public confidence in how crime is cut and policing delivered.
- Ensuring that public priorities are acted upon, victims are consulted and that the most vulnerable individuals are not overlooked.
- Complying with the General Equality Duty under the Equality Act.
- Ensuring an effective policing contribution, with other partners, to national public protection arrangements from other cross-boundary threats in line with the Strategic Policing Requirement.
- Responsible for setting the budget, including the police precept component of council tax, and the distribution of policing grants from central government