New officers report for duty

This week we welcomed 52 new police officers into Gwent Police.

The officers have completed their training and will now be deployed with policing teams across Gwent’s five counties.

I have committed to increasing police officer posts in Gwent and I am proud that today we are in a much better position than when I was first elected in 2016, with more than 200 extra police officers serving our communities.

The new recruits have worked hard during their training, under particularly difficult circumstances, and the hard work, dedication and commitment they have shown is to be commended. I wish them all the best in their new roles.