The Police and Crime Commissioner has a number of specific duties and responsibilities one of which is setting the Police and Crime Plan in consultation with the communities of Gwent.

The Chief Constable retains responsibility for operational policing and the officers and staff of Gwent Police are under her direction and control.

The Chief Constable is also responsible for devising a delivery plan to deliver against the priorities set within the Police and Crime Plan.  

The Strategy and Performance Board is the primary forum at which the Police and Crime Commissioner will hold the Chief Constable to account in accordance with section 1(8) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. The Board will also be the primary consultation forum for strategic decisions affecting both the Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable.