DAFYDD Llywelyn will launch his re-election campaign to become the Police and Crime Commissioner this evening (Tuesday, April 6).

Mr Llywelyn, the current commissioner for the Dyfed Powys Police force area, launches his campaign in an online event hosted by the MP for Ceredigion Ben Lake. Mr Llywelyn was elected in May 2016 and has served five years as the commissioner following the postponement of the election that was due to be held last May. The election is to be held on May 6 this year.

During his term in office Mr Llywelyn has managed to deliver all of his manifesto pledges from 2016, most notably a new modern CCTV system across 25 towns with over 150 cameras. The new CCTV system is monitored in police headquarters and has served a critical crime fighting tool for Dyfed Powys Police. He has increased police officer numbers and the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams have been refreshed to provide additional resources and a focus on local police visibility and accountability. In 2018 a dedicated rural crime team was created and the force prioritised domestic abuse and county lines drug dealing during his leadership.

“I am proud of my achievements over the last five years and I am pleased that I have been able to influence the force and criminal justice agencies in a positive way,” said Mr Llywelyn.

“Partnership working has been key to my success and I recognise the need to work with multiple stakeholders for the good of our community. If re-elected I will continue this positive approach and further build on these delivered successes.”

At the online launch, 30 key deliverables will be presented with a promise that there is more to come from Mr Llywelyn, who has over 20 years’ experience in working within policing and criminal justice.