Welcome to my page from my time as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys. I served between November 2012 and May 2016.

During my term I increased the number of officers and the time they spent on our streets. They can claim credit for the results: incidents of crime and antisocial behaviour - the total of what the police deal with - fell by 12%.

I increased services available to victims, particularly of domestic and sexual crimes. I campaigned for greater transparency and public involvement in local justice. I reformed the police complaints system.

My team and I commissioned new services to tackle drugs and improve support for mental health patients. We funded a wide range of crime prevention initiatives through the Dyfed Powys Commissioner’s Fund, which I designed and established.

We saved money. We reduced external contracts, scrapped an outrageously expensive PFI deal on Ammanford Police Station and cut senior police salaries by 20%. I passed those savings to local people. I cut taxes (the police precept) by 5% in real terms.

On this site you can find the blogs I wrote and the comments I published, along with my manifestos for elections in 2012 and 2016, Twitter feeds and links to news articles.

Then you can draw your own conclusions.

Signature Christopher Salmon