ON Friday 30 July, Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn, published his 2020-2021 Annual Report, following its presentation to members of the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Panel.
The Annual Report evidences the work undertaken by the Commissioner and his team during the 2020-2021 financial year in continuing to deliver against his Police and Crime Plan priorities.
Dafydd Llywelyn said; “The outbreak of COVID-19 and the subsequent postponement of the 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner Elections significantly altered the work programme for my Office during 2020-2021.
“I am proud to present my 2020-2021 Annual Report, which looks back at how the office changed its day-to-day operations during the pandemic, and how the statutory functions of a Police and Crime Commissioner continued to be discharged during this challenging year.”
The Annual Report has been published electronically on the Commissioner’s website: https://www.dyfedpowys-pcc.org.uk/media/10875/pccs-2020-2021-annual-report.pdf, and hard copies are also available to the public via the Commissioner’s Office.
The most notable successes and moments of the year have been:
The continued delivery of services to help prevent crime, support the vulnerable and tackle community issues;
Securing essential additional funding for local organisations supporting victims of domestic and sexual violence throughout the pandemic;
Securing funding from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to tackle crime in two of the Force’s most deprived areas;
The success of the new community funding programme – Participatory Budgeting – across the Dyfed-Powys area;
The closure of the Penally Asylum Accommodation Centre following the Commissioner’s successful lobbying of the Home Office;
Effectively adopting a digital approach to public engagement;
Digitally hosting the Commissioner’s annual St David’s Conference, with a focus on victims; and
Continuing to give young people and victims a voice through the work of the Youth Engagement Forum and the Dyfed-Powys Victim Engagement Forum.
Mr Llywelyn adds; “Reflecting back over the year, together with my team, Dyfed-Powys Police and numerous partners, we have worked hard to achieve significant developments and successes for our communities.
“I now look forward to restarting my face-to-face engagement with our communities, and working with the new Chief Constable, Richard Lewis on the development of a new Police and Crime Plan that meets the needs and expectations of our communities here in the Dyfed-Powys area. An exciting year ahead.”