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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.

Steve Gallagher

Steve Gallagher has considerable experience in public service having been a serving police officer for 32 years reaching the rank of Chief Inspector and serving throughout South Wales.

After leaving the police he started a small business supporting others as a consultant advisor. He still runs this business which took him to London for several years becoming heavily involved in London Olympics, the planning and support of the Olympic Park and the opening and closing ceremonies. Also, working with Swansea University supporting the students and then assisting long term unemployed into work. He is currently a Councillor with City and County of Swansea.

Steve believes we should all be able to live work and play safely where we choose to live, and will challenge the police and community to work together but also supporting the police to allow them to carry out the role they are charged to do.

His key priorities are:

Increase local policing

  • Accessible and visible policing and recruitment of officers
  • Increase confidence and ease in reporting crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Work with partners to support our business and prevent escalating or linked crime
  • Tackle business crime and its links to violence and drugs and travelling criminals

Continued disruption of organised crime

  • Tackling serious violence and knife crime
  • Tackling drugs and county lines and links with business crime and cybercrime

Supporting the Community, the vulnerable and victims

  • Address domestic abuse, stalking and harassment
  • Support victims and their families
  • Continue to support victims of rape and sexual abuse and ensure ease of report and response
  • Safeguard the vulnerable and children in our society

This has been prepared by Christopher Kirkham (Election Agent) of The Welsh Conservative Party, Unit 5 Pro-copy Business Centre, Parc Ty Glas, Cardiff, CF14 5DU

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