Partnerships and Communities Together (PACT) meetings are intended to give you an opportunity to highlight the community issues that are having an impact on your quality of life and to assist in deciding which issues are dealt with as priorities. It is not a surgery to discuss individual issues or concerns. Your neighbourhood policing team hold PACT surgeries separately. The meetings also give you the opportunity to get to know your local officer.
So why do we need PACT meetings?
Well despite the good news that overall crime is falling it has been recognised that our fear of crime and how safe we feel isn’t falling in the same way. Through the meetings you will see that perceptions of crime often don’t reflect the true position. You will also be reassured by witnessing the police and their partners dealing with the issues that matter most to you.
Every area in South Wales Police now has a named point of contact. That person may be a Community Support Officer or Police Officer who will be part of a larger team tasked with dealing with your community priorities after listening to you.
The named point of contact from South Wales Police or a member of the local authority may chair the PACT meetings, but the goal is that a member of the community takes this position as PACT meetings are your meetings.Up to three priorities will be decided upon during the meeting for the police, partners and community to progress. At the following PACT meeting the opportunity will be taken to inform you of developments made in relation to the identified priorities. Hopefully you will see that communities working in partnership with the police and other agencies do make a difference.
This process needs your voice to ensure we concentrate on the issues relevant to your area. If you don’t say, we can’t listen!
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