10:23am Tuesday 27th August 2013
I REFER to the letter from John Williams relating to the Gwent Police use of ‘one- stop shops’. I am working with the chief constable to review the way that communities can access police stations, officers and staff.
I have attended more than 150 public meetings in the past nine months and it is very apparent that the closure of police station front desks remains a high priority for members of our communities. Many people believe that the manner previously adopted in selling/closing police stations was wholly inappropriate, without any meaningful public consultation.
I have asked the chief constable to carry out a consultation exercise through the local police commanders, when local communities and community leaders will be very much involved in the process. I will then review decisions previously made.
Ian Johnston Police and Crime Commissioner
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