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Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

Dr Gail John

My name is Dr Gail John and I am Propel’s trauma informed Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate. For over a decade, I have advocated for children and adults rights across the South Wales Police region, completing a doctorate which examined why Wales has the lowest educational results, poverty, suicide statistics and ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) outcomes in UK. The consistently high social poverty statistics, along with lived stories of pain signifies that a massive justice problem exists in the South Wales region.


This justice problem has been ignored and serious failures have been left unchallenged for decades. After connecting to people in psychiatric hospitals, prison, homeless outreaches, neurodivergent individuals failed by the education system, and those struggling with mental health and addictions, sexual abuse victims, exploitation and victims of trafficking and miscarriages of justice victims, I was invited into the family court arena by a judge to be a trauma informed expert witness. My reports pinpointed multiple systematic failings across public services in the South Wales Police region. I won a scholarship to study a Master’s in Law Degree which taught me that the current Labour Welsh Government is violating the rule of law in their dealings with the Welsh public.


What I hope to achieve:

  1. Eradicating systematic abusive practice out of South Wales Police and challenging all forms of collusion.
  2. Ensuring the authentic preventative trauma informed practice through implementing early intervention and authentic harm reducing training across all multi-agencies in the region.
  3. Restorative justice – righting all the wrongs including ensuring a proper independent investigation into Dai Morris’ case including DNA testing outstanding evidence, where national policing standards were not followed by South Wales Police.


This form has been prepared by Gail John, 27 Pencaecrwn Road, Penyrheol, Swansea SA4 4FU.

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