THE Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Gwent is looking to appoint a deputy to take on specific lead responsibilities and assist him in his role.

Jeff Cuthbert is seeking to appoint a deputy PCC who will contribute to the development of his police and crime initiatives and lead on the delivery of major projects which are seen as being critical to his manifesto.

Mr Cuthbert said this is not a politically restricted post but he does expect applicants to subscribe to his values and principles which include: a commitment to social justice and fairness and empathy with victims of crimes.

The overall responsibility of the PCC is to maintain an effective and efficient police service and to play a leading role in crime prevention and community safety in the force area.

Mr Cuthbert has said he wants to be a 'visible and an inclusive commissioner.'

"Despite what is seemingly a lack of public awareness about the nature of this role, our responsibilities are growing and the Government has made it clear that they intend to continue to enhance our remit further," he added.

"The appointment of a deputy will play an important part in supporting my work of engaging with as many communities as possible and ensuring that residents have direct input into the type of policing they want to see locally. The deputy will play a key role in supporting me to develop a proactive police and crime plan for Gwent as we work closely with our partners, the force and the community to prevent crime and tackle anti-social behaviour."

The role will be appointed through an open application process.

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