Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Dafydd Llywelyn has published his latest annual report which covers the period from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 and shines a light on the progress made against the priorities of the 2021-25 Police and Crime Plan.
The publication provides updates on key projects and initiatives that the PCC and his office work on in partnership with a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime. The report also includes performance information relating to the three priority areas adopted within the Police and Crime Plan. They are:
Victims are supported
Harm is prevented
Our Justice System is more effective
In his Foreword, Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, said:
“2022-23 has been a challenging but productive year for everyone involved in Policing. This is the second year of delivering projects aligned to my key priorities from my 2021-25 Police and Crime Plan.
“The work has been done against the backdrop of ongoing financial pressures and low public confidence in policing across England and Wales.
“My office and I have worked hard, together with the Force, to ensure we are as efficient as we possibly can be, whilst always ensuring value for money and delivering highly effective services to those who need them.
“Working in partnership is a key priority for me. An effective justice system can only be delivered through working together across the public sector and with subject matter experts. As the local ‘Victims’ Champion’, listening and learning from the views of those who have had first-hand experience of the criminal justice system is critical as is the provision of effective services for victims. I am proud of the work of the Victims Engagement Forum and the way in which their feedback has been used to improve services over the year and I look forward to continuing, and indeed increasing such activity.
“Early interventions and problem- solving approaches are critical to preventing harm, hence my investment into a wide range
of prevention and diversion programmes throughout the Dyfed-Powys area.
“A notable highlight for me during the year was when we hosted the Knife Angel in Aberystwyth. Despite the Dyfed-Powys area being the safest in Wales and England with low levels of violent crime – particularly knife crime, we must recognise that we are not immune and the anti-violence and anti-aggression messages need to be heard.
“I am grateful for the positive engagement and collaboration which we have achieved with a number of partnerships across the Dyfed-Powys area which are all focused upon improving services for our local communities. I am confident that this partnership approach will continue over this coming year in order to further improve services.
“As we move forward, I would like to reiterate our commitment to building a safer, more resilient community for all. The 2022-23 Annual Report serves as a testament to our progress and reinforces our determination to fulfil the vision of a Dyfed-Powys of safe communities.
The 2022-23 Annual Report can be accessed on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s official website, https://bit.ly/AdroddiadBlynyddol22-23.