THE chairman of the North Wales Police Authority was at Number 10 for a breakfast meeting with Gordon Brown and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.
Cllr Ian Roberts, from Chirk, was among the chairs of police authorities and chief constables from across the UK for an event to mark the first anniversary of neighbourhood policing.
The meeting, which lasted 90 minutes, was an opportunity to celebrate the roll-out of neighbourhood policing teams.
Mr Roberts said: “It was a tonic for the troops as well as the chance to look ahead to the next stage of the Government’s programme, including the local Policing Pledges introduced last year.”
The Policing Pledges are about the standards and level of service people can expect from a police team and spending more time on the beat.
Mr Brown said: “Having your own neighbourhood police team, dedicated to tackling the issues that really matter to you, is making a real difference to communities up and down the country.
“The commitment which all forces have shown, signing up to the Policing Pledge, seals this new deal between the police and the public.”
Mr Roberts was able to raise a number of Welsh matters with the Home Secretary, including the link between the Home Office and the National Assembly for Wales and police funding.