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Policing Priorities

On an annual basis, the Commissioner refreshes the activity aligned against the Police and Crime Plan and reviews the policing priorities in order to ensure they reflect the policing areas that are of most concern to the public.

In advance of the Commissioner reviewing his priorities, we utilise a number of opportunities throughout the year to seek feedback from community members about their policing and safety concerns.  

After talking to over 2,000 residents at various events across South Wales during 2019, we learned that the top 3 policing concerns were:


Knife crime


Anti-social behaviour


Drugs and substance misuse

Engaging with communities about their policing priorities enables us to further understand the issues and concerns the public are facing, and whether these are based on personal experiences or perceived threat. Some of the feedback we received included:

We will continue to work with South Wales Police and local organisations to earlier intervene and tackle the root causes of crime. Here you can find out more information about the work we do with our partners to tackle knife crime, anti-social behaviour and drugs and substance misuse. 

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