Gwent Police have ‘well-prepared’ for commissioner
3:10pm Saturday 28th July 2012 in News
GWENT Police and Gwent Police Authority was found to have "comprehensive plans" in place ahead of the handover to police and crime commissioners, according to a new report.
A review by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HIMC) carried out a review called Preparing for Police and Crime Commissioners between April and June looking at the work done by each of the 41 police authorities.
The report, published yesterday, found that Gwent Police Authority had prepared well.
It said a 'business as usual' approach was in place and that a police officer whose job was to provide expertise and continuity during the transition process had been appointed.
It said plans to introduce the new police and crime panel are also developing well, that staff and authority members are committed to providing strong leadership until November and found evidence of innovation.
Gwent Police Authority chairwoman Cilla Davies said: "While this has been a challenging time for the authority and Gwent Police, we will continue to work hard to ensure the smooth transfer of governance of policing in Gwent and all the while ensuring that it has no detrimental effect on the day to day business of the authority."