Agenda and minutes

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies were received from the following people:


Councillor Kate Lloyd, Councillor Gareth Sullivan and Councillor Anne Moore.


Declarations of Interest


No declarations of Interest were made.



Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 570 KB


Resolved that:


The Minutes of the Meeting held on 13th October 2015 be accepted as an accurate record.



Briefing Session

A briefing session for Panel members will be held from 10.35am to 11.05am (approximately) prior to the arrival of invited attendees or witnesses to the meeting.


The Chair welcomed Mr. Roy Bailey, Professional Doctorate student from the University of Portsmouth to the meeting as an observer.


The Panel discussed in detail the items on the agenda prior to the attendance of the Police and Crime Commissioner. It was agreed that the questions for the Commissioner in the future would be around the HMIC report on domestic violence and missing children. However as the precept will be the focus of the next meeting, the questions will be deferred until the following meeting of the 17th May 2016.


Police and Crime Reduction Plan 2016-2021 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

See attached report


The Chair welcomed Mr. Alun Michael, Police and Crime Commissioner, and Mr Mark Brace, Mr. Cerith Thomas, Mr. Geoff Petty, Mr. Gareth Hopkins, Mr.Umar Hussain and Ms. Kate Carr from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. Also the Chair welcomed Mr. Matt Jukes, Deputy Chief Constable for South Wales Police.


Mr Alun Michael made reference to the Police and Crime Reduction Plan 2016-2021 and gave handouts of the plan and large print of the graphics on page 9. Mr Michael advised that the plan including all the graphics will be available to the Panel in the new year.


The contents of the plan were discussed in detail and included the following points:

  • Policing South Wales
  • Operating Model for the Future
  • Demand 2015
  • What our partners and public are telling us
  • Values and Principles
  • Priorities


Questions were raised by the Panel regarding various points on the plan, including the statistics and data collection processes. The questions were responded to in full by Mr. Michael, Mr. Jukes, Ms. Carr and Mr. Brace.


Resolved that:


South Wales Police Crime Panel met on the 15th December 2015 and considered the final version of the Police and Crime Reduction Plan 2016-2021 and approved the same without recommendation in accordance with s.28(3) of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.


Councillor Daniel De’Ath entered the room at 11:10.


Councillors Peter Rees and Martyn Jones left the room at 12:10 and returned at 12:15.



Financial Update

PowerPoint presentation. A report will follow in light of the Home Secretary’s speech to Police and Crime Commissioners on 8 December 2015.


Mr. Michael asked Mr. Geoff Petty and Mr.Umar Hussain to present on the Financial Update.


Mr. Hussain began the presentation on the Budget Outlook, Austerity and Comprehensive Spending Review 2015. Mr Jukes also continued the presentation from page 3 and answered questions from the Panel. The presentation was concluded by Geoff Petty.


Questions were also asked of the Commissioner by the Panel regarding the precept and detailed answers were given.


Resolved that:


The report and presentation be noted.


Mr. Jukes gave his apologies and left the meeting at 12:40pm.

Ms. Carr left the room at 12:40pm and returned at 12:45pm.

Mr. S Jones left the room at 12:50pm and returned at 12:55pm.

Mr. G Hopkins left the room at 12:55pm and returned at 1pm.


Response to the Panel's question on Immigration pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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The Chair asked the Commissioner to present the response to the question on Immigration.


The Panel welcomed the detailed response provided by the Commissioner in relation to the questions raised at the last meeting on 13th October 2015.


Resolved that:


The response be noted.


Mr. Melvin Jehu left the room at 1:30pm and returned at 1:35pm.



Response to the Panel's questions on Psychoactive Substances pdf icon PDF 62 KB

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The Chair asked the Commissioner to present the response to the question on psychoactive substances.


Mr. Michael explained that the report is very comprehensive and introduced Mr. Gareth Hopkins to present in more detail.


Questions were raised by the Panel and answered in detail by the Commissioner and Mr. Hopkins.


Resolved that:


The response be noted.


Mr. Martyn Jones (Co-optee) left the room at 1:35pm and returned at 1:40pm.


Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday 1st February 2016 at 10.30am at the Orbit Centre in Merthyr Tydfil.


The date of the next meeting was agreed at Monday 1st February 2016.


Any Other Business as deemed urgent by the Chair


The Chair asked if there was any other business to be discussed.


The Commissioner made reference to the Deputy Commissioner taking a new post in February 2016.


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