Pembrokeshire has one of the lowest crime rates in the UK thanks to an excellent team of local police officers, PCSOs and Dyfed Powys’ directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner. Stephen wants it to stay that way.
Stephen has fought for fairer funding for the local police to ensure that they can work effectively across a large rural area. He regularly accompanies the police on Saturday night-shifts to learn more about the challenges facing local police and PCSOs as well as hosting joint surgeries with PSCOs in some of the major towns.
Stephen most recently held a meeting with Haverfordwest County Councillors and the local police superintendent to talk about some of the anti-social behaviour issues that were being experienced in the town following some of the periods of lock-down at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stephen is in regular contact with the police about local constituency issues.
Stephen Crabb welcomed the additional 27 officers that have joined the ranks since the Government launched the major police recruitment drive over a year ago. The addition of these new officers brings the total number of police across Dyfed Powys up to 1,163, meaning there are now more frontline officers on our streets to keep the public safe.
Stephen is also supportive of the other steps to support frontline police officers including a £636 million funding boost for police forces, bringing the total for police funding up to £15.8 billion, boosting police pay by 2.5 per cent, equivalent to a constable receiving an extra £1,100, and enshrining a new police covenant into law, which will offer enhanced support and protection for frontline officers.