Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.


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Christopher Edwin Wright

Election statement:

I am a true Independent candidate because to politicise policing is simply wrong.


I retired after thirty years of policing; always in uniform and committed to DIRECT community policing but also specialising in planning police operations and community safety plans, indeed in my last week I worked a night duty and I know first-hand what is needed in your community policing.


My real, recent and relevant knowledge of community & specialised, front-line and support to policing makes me the perfect person to analyse the whole of Gwent Constabulary and decide whether,


a)     their policies, direction and strategies will work, and

b)     whether these are right for the communities of Gwent, then    


i. be able to cut crime and deliver an effective & efficient police within our force area;

ii. be responsible for consulting with the public of Gwent to set local policing priorities;

iii. personally ensure these priorities are suitably funded by setting the budget;

iv. ensure your community’s needs are met as effectively as possible, and

v. hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of Gwent Police.


As your Police and Crime Commissioner I will start the full dialogue with partners, like Victim Support and your Council to ensure that once a victim is identified or an offender is brought to justice then a whole gambit of actions will take place to support or reassure the victim and drive home the repulsion our communities feel about criminals and their actions.


I am not a political candidate. I have not sought political support. I want to assure everyone that my full-time goal is to continue the community policing and crime reductions Gwent Police have shown recently even after the Government’s funding cuts.


Prepared by Deborah Wright – 17, Glyn Derwen, Llanbradach. CF83 3PQ