The way police forces are accountable for tackling crime is changing.
For the first time ever, the public will be able to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner to replace the Police Authority here in South Wales.
The PCC is an important role, as they will take up issues on your behalf and make key decisions about how policing operates in your area.
Above all, it’s their job to represent your views so you have a voice on policing in your community.
They will also:
- Appoint and, if necessary, dismiss the Chief Constable;
- Set the annual police budget and council tax precept;
- Set priorities for South Wales Police and produce an Annual Plan
- Publish an Annual Report and Accounts
Chair of South Wales Police Authority, John Littlechild MBE JP said:
“Today will see the announcement of the first Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales.
“This is the biggest change to policing for 40 years and I am sure that whichever candidate is announced victorious will work hard with the Chief Constable to improve policing in South Wales. I look forward to hearing the result of the election.”