Emma Wools is in her first term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for South Wales, having been elected on 3rd May, 2024, with 45.2% of the public vote.

She is the first female, black Police and Crime Commissioner to be elected in Wales.

Prior to being elected, Emma was the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for seven years. During this time Emma played a leading role in the Criminal Justice Anti-Racism Action Plan for Wales and is also the Senior Responsible Officer for the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) and Women’s Justice Blueprint’s in Wales.

She has been involved in delivering services to prevent crime and protect the public from harm for over 23 years. An award-winning leader, Emma has a wealth of skills and knowledge from working in prisons and probation, policing, and community safety.

Emma’s focus is upon:

  • Community Policing
  • Preventing crime
  • Protecting the vulnerable, supporting victims and communities, including those online
  • Delivering Justice on those who commit crime and reducing reoffending
  • Making Policing fit for the future

Emma lives in Cardiff with her partner, Christopher.