TV coverage for Dyfed-Powys' top brass tonight
12:00pm Monday 16th September 2013 in County News
Two key figures in policing across Dyfed-Powys are due to appear on an ITV Wales current affairs show tonight (September 16).
Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon and Chief Constable Simon Prince were filmed, alongside officers, support staff and others, as journalist John Willats worked on the Wales This Week documentary.
The programme will look at the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners and how successful they have been to date.
Much of the filming took place at Police Headquarters in Llangunnor, Carmarthen.
Mr Salmon was also tracked by a cameraman as he sought the opinions of traders and shoppers in Carmarthen Market and on neighbouring town centre streets.
He told ITV: “Getting out there to hear of people’s experiences, problems and concerns about crime is crucial to my role.
“It’s the whole purpose of having Police and Crime Commissioners, that there is somebody doing that and able to represent those public’s views back to the police.
“I love it! It’s the most exciting part of the job, really - I get to meet real people. Yes, some of the time we talk about the price of eggs but others who approach me wish to express their concerns about crime.”
He added: “Amongst Welsh PCC’s there’s a huge enthusiasm for the potential this role has to offer; there’s a lot that can be done to make policing more accountable locally, to bring the whole criminal justice system together locally and to tie in with services such as health, education and social services to make sure that we’re tackling the causes of crime.”
Wales This Week is on Mondays, 8pm.
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