' “It’s disappointing not more people know of us, but it’s our job to raise our profiles and explain what we’re doing for the public.“I think our main achievement has been to create an office which offers a voice to the public and offers a focus on policing crime, particularly low-level crime which may not always grab the headlines but does cause untold misery to victims.”
“On election, I said I was determined to be tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime.“This is something which I have embedded in the South Wales Police approach during the first year. For me, the point of being a police and crime commissioner is to add value to the police service in South Wales.
Perhaps its better for the PCC's that people don't know who they are. Because for most of us who have paid attention thier main achievements have been to appoint their mates as their deputies leading to charges of cronyism or controversial removals of their Chief Constable.
This is looking like one of the greatest failures in changes to policing ever . Can anyone see much of an increase in voting next time?
Well maybe;But I suspect that will be people turning out to vote against the current incumbent.
How long will it be the Politicians who were responsible for this farce admit it has failed and scrap it.
But here in Wales we can start by calling for policing to be devolved to our Assembly and we can look at how we can make our Police both accountable and deployed in the way which serves us as we want.