Police Commissioner put under scrutiny at Panel meeting

26 days ago

Police budgets and pensions, youth offending and operational priorities will be put under scrutiny at the next meeting of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Panel.

The Panel, made up of representatives of the four local authorities in the force area and two independent members, will have the opportunity to question the Commissioner Dafydd Llewelyn on a number of key issues, when they meet this week.

The Commissioner will be asked to explain the Force’s annual statement of accounts; how he ensures operational officers are aware of his priorities; how he holds the Chief Constable to account and how he is maximising income streams to reduce the pressure on Council Tax payers.

Members of the public have also put forward direct questions to the Commissioner, including concerns over confidence in policing, and enforcement of speed limits outside schools.

And, the Panel will consider a question submitted by a member of the public regarding the representation and diversity of its membership.

The public meeting is being held at the Chamber in County Hall, Carmarthen, from 10.30am on Friday, November 16. Any member of the public, and the media, can attend to hear what the Commissioner has to say.

For the first time, the meeting will also be webcast live, with an archive of the meeting available online.

Panel Chair, Cllr Alun Lloyd Jones, said: “We have a full and detailed agenda so this promises to be an insightful meeting. We encourage anyone who wants to see the scrutiny of the Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner in action to come along and observe the meeting.”