Wales Office ministers have today [14 January 2013] met with the 4 newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) for the Welsh forces during a visit to Cardiff.
Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones, and Stephen Crabb met with Christopher Salmon, Ian Johnstone, Winston Roddick and Alun Michael who were all elected as Police and Crime Commissioners last year.
Following the meeting, the Secretary of State for Wales said:
I was delighted to have the opportunity to have this meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioners, and to congratulate them on their elections.
Police and Crime Commissioners will be driven by one clear objective - to cut crime where we live. They will do so by being a voice for local concerns, protecting frontline policing, getting tough with anti-social behaviour and slashing bureaucracy. Most importantly, they will stand up for victims.
Mr Crabb said:
Our police forces do a fantastic job in tackling crime and disorder. The election of the new PCCs is a big step towards Welsh people having a greater say in how their areas are policed. I look forward to meeting with them regularly to gain an insight into the progress being made.