Winston Roddick Q.C. elected as North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

07 DECEMBER 2012

Winston Roddick Q.C. has become the first police and crime commissioner for North Wales, having been elected as an independent candidate.

The 9 Park Place Chambers barrister will now be responsible for setting priorities for the North Wales Police force, overseeing its budget and for appointing the chief constable. He will not be available to take instructions in criminal cases for the duration of his appointment.

A former Recorder of the Crown Court and Honorary Recorder of Caernarfon, Winston was the first Counsel General to the National Assembly for Wales and was leader of the Wales and Chester Circuit from 2007 to 2010.

He has pledged to work across the North Wales region to ensure that the police service develops partnerships both inside and outside the criminal justice system, while working to ensure officers are more visible in towns and villages.

Winston was educated at Ysgol Syr Huw Owen in Caernarfon and then studied at University College, London.