'The state we are in': thoughts about devolution proposals for Welsh policing

Colin Rogers

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The recent publication of the Silk committee's second report into devolved powers to the Welsh government situated in Cardiff has included a suggestion of transfer of policing powers from London to that body. These recommendations are now under consideration by the UK parliament. However, should these recommendations be adopted, then there are several major areas that would need to be carefully considered and plans provided to ensure that policing provision, both in Wales and in England are not adversely affected by such a move. This article considers some of the major concerns and issues surrounding the possible devolution of policing powers to the Welsh Government and includes thoughts and considerations regarding their potential impact and repercussions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-6
JournalAustralasian Policing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Police
  • Police administration
  • Law and legislation
  • Crime prevention


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