Dafydd Llywelyn was elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys in May 2016. He was re-elected in May 2021 to serve a further four years in office. The role involves holding the Chief Constable to account on behalf of Dyfed Powys residents.
Police and Crime Commissioners are responsible for ensuring that community needs are met as effectively as possible and for improving local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. They also work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.
Their duties include:
- Appointing the Chief Constable
- The power to call on the Chief Constable to retire or resign
- Securing the maintenance of an efficient and effective police force for the area
- Setting the police precept and budget
- Producing a police and crime plan
- Responsibility for holding community safety budgets and commissioning services