The Commissioner is responsible for maintaining an efficient and effective police service for the communities of Gwent, and carries out this duty by monitoring and scrutinising the performance levels within Gwent Police - in other words, making sure the force is doing its job effectively.

The Commissioner scrutinises and challenges force performance against the requirements of the current Local Policing Plan which contains national as well as locally set objectives and targets.  There are a number of performance areas monitored by the Commissioner that are linked to the Local Policing Plan:

  • Local Crime and Policing - includes all crime types;
  • Anti-Social Behaviour - including reduction of incidents and their impact on the public in Gwent;
  • Protection from Serious Harm - including serious violence, critical incidents, and protecting vulnerable people;
  • Value for Money and Productivity - involves delivering an economic, sustainable and high-quality police service;
  • Confidence and Satisfaction - of victims and police service users ;
  • Performance Improvement - including the Policing Pledge and recruitment of under-represented groups.

The Commissioner will be writing Police and Crime Plan outlining his priorities in due course, at which time the performance monitoring areas may change to relect the agreed priorities and measures.

For more information about performance matters, contact Neil Taylor on 01633 643001, or e-mail