The Panel

Under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, each Police force area has a Police and Crime Panel to maintain a regular check and balance on the performance of the Police and Crime Commissioner on behalf of the residents and Community. The Commissioner is also required to consult with the Panel on their plans and budget for policing, as well as the level of council tax and the appointment of a Chief Constable.

In 2012, the Gwent Police and Crime Panel was created. The Panel is comprised of 12 elected members nominated by each local authority in Gwent and also at least two independent members.

In Wales Police and Crime Panels are free-standing public bodies and are the responsibility of the Home Secretary. Caerphilly County Borough Council provide administration and support to Gwent PCP.

The following document gives a breakdown of the costs incurred during the previous financial year, for the administration of the Gwent Police and Crime Panel.

Gwent Police and Crime Panel Expenditure 2020-21

The current Chair of the Gwent Police and Crime Panel is Mrs Gillian Howells, Co-opted Panel Member and the Vice Chair is Cllr Colin Mann from Caerphilly County Borough Council.

Gwent Police and Crime Panel are keen to hear your views and engage with residents, please follow us on Twitter @Gwentpcp.

We are recruiting for the two Independent Co-opted Positions, for further details and how to apply, click here: Advert.

Meet the Panel

There are 12 elected Members of the Gwent Police and Crime Panel.  The elected members are nominated to the his authority (Caerphilly County Borough Council) by the five Local Authorities in the Gwent Police area as follows:-

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Mr Peter Nuttall MBE, TD, JP

Co-Opted Member of the Gwent Police and Crime Panel until 31st October 2024.
Lives in Abergavenny


Mrs Gill Howells

Chair and Co-Opted Member of the Gwent Police and Crime Panel until 31st October 2024.
Lives in Caerphilly