The reception was hosted by The Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, and highlighted the importance of a strong working relationship between politicians and the police.
Representatives from the Constables Division of all 43 local Police Federations attended the event, together with key stakeholders and guests from Policing and Home Affairs spheres.
Stephen discussed some of the challenges currently facing Dyfed Powys Police with PC Diane Downward and PC Roger Webb. They talked about a broad range of issues, from recent changes to the force, to officer morale and the ongoing challenges of policing rural West Wales.
Speaking from Parliament, Stephen Crabb MP said:
“It was a pleasure to attend this important meeting and to meet with Diane and Roger from Dyfed Powys Police. I appreciate the close relationship that I have with the local Police Force and I’m pleased that it has helped me to achieve positive results for my constituents. I really value that we can have a frank exchange of views and I share local police concerns directly with the Home Office.
“The Police have had some challenging issues to address recently and Dyfed Powys Police have had to make some difficult financial decisions. The fact that crime continues to fall in Pembrokeshire is tribute to the dedication and professionalism shown by our excellent local officers who are committed to the communities that they serve”.