- Former Deputy Police Commissioner for North Wales Police
- Experienced Child Protection and Mental Health Social Work Senior Manager
- Former elected County Councillor
- Former Ministry of Justice Public Appointee for the Court of Protection
Originally from Wrexham, growing up in Barmouth and living in Anglesey for the past 30 years, Ann is the experienced candidate in North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner election.
In her role as Deputy Police Commissioner Ann spearheaded work on children and young people; women in the justice system, anti-corruption and professional standards within the force, including officer and staff welfare.
In that time Ann developed a specialist knowledge in modern slavery; trafficking, county lines and mental health.
Her successful partnership with current Commissioner, Arfon Jones, helped deliver an effective police service in the region. We now have one of the most progressive, efficient and respected police forces in England and Wales.
Ann's priorities for North Wales:
1. Wellbeing & development
For our officers, staff a volunteers to be able to protect us and our communities they deserve the very best training and development, care and equipment. I will do my utmost to ensure the entire workforce feels valued, well-cared for and supported.
2. Supporting women and girls
I am committed to ending violence against women and girls. The Victims Commissioner tells us that victims of rape and sexual violence have lost faith in the justice system. I promise to champion the rights of victims, ensure greater conviction rates and to continue to fund the Victim Help Centre.
3. Prevent crime and anti-social behaviour
Local neighbourhood policing dedicated to preventing crime, tackling anti-social behaviour and engaging in our communities is important for building trust and confidence. I will support tackling local crime in a structured and robust way.
4. Reduce Re-offending
I will focus on diverting low level offenders away from crime by supporting the cutting-edge Checkpoint Cymru programme and Women’s Pathfinder, restorative justice and progressive harm reduction drug policies to reduce re-offending.
5. Early Intervention for young people
“It is easier to build strong children than repair broken adults.” I am committed to developing a innovative multi-agency programme to prevent children and young people in crisis turning to crime.
6. Hate Crime
After an unacceptable rise, I pledge to improve the police service to victims but work better with our partners to prevent the growth of hate crime, and deal robustly with online abuse.