Jan
25
2019

When: 11.15am

Where: County Hall, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

Agenda

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND PERSONAL MATTERS

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

3. TO SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON THE 16TH NOVEMBER 2018

4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES (IF ANY)

5. QUESTIONS ON NOTICE FROM PANEL MEMBERS TO THE COMMISSIONER

5 .1 QUESTION FROM COUNCILLOR LES GEORGE
“During the course of attendance to activities in my ward I am approached regularly about serious and disturbing incidents of rural crime. It is reported to me that there is continuous rustling of livestock, theft of all terrain vehicles, and increasing incidents of fly tipping and the worrying of sheep. These problems alone are blighting the lives of decent people in the rural areas but find they are now also experiencing serious vandalism on an organised basis from groups opposed to livestock farming. As Commissioner can you give the panel assurances that you will make sufficient funds available to the Chief Constable to tackle these problems? What steps will you take to ensure that the Chief Constable and his officers give these problems a high priority?”

5 .2 QUESTION FROM COUNCILLOR WILLIAM POWELL
“Irrespective of how the Brexit situation evolves over the next few weeks and months, several senior police figures have warned of the potential for a significant impact to be felt by police forces across the UK including disruption to transport and public services and the risk of civil unrest. What are you doing as Commissioner to ensure that Dyfed-Powys Police is as prepared as it can be for all eventualities, whether they be a ‘no-deal Brexit’ at the end of March, a delay of Brexit to some future date, a further referendum or even the cancellation of
Brexit?”

5 .3 QUESTION FROM PROFESSOR IAN ROFFE
“Recent reports have indicated that some Commissioners are orienting resources towards low-level crime in response to public demand, at the expense of more serious and organised crime. Can the Commissioner provide assurance that the resource allocation for Dyfed Powys is suitably balanced?”

6. QUESTION ON NOTICE TO THE COMMISSIONER FROM P.D.R., CARMARTHENSHIRE
“When I recently tried to complain to Dyfed-Powys Police about a multimillion pound fraud being carried on in the area I was directed to Action Fraud. Does this mean that Dyfed-Powys Police lack the resources to investigate such crimes? What is the Commissioner doing to ensure Dyfed-Powys Police is being properly resourced to
protect residents from such frauds?”

7. FAIR FUNDING FOR RURAL POLICING

8. POLICE PRECEPT

9. DECISIONS TAKEN BY THE COMMISSIONER

10. HMICFRS CRIME DATA REPORT