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Collaboration in Wales

The introduction of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 placed new duties on Commissioners and Chief Officers to collaborate where it is in the interests or effectiveness of their own and other police force areas.

Working in Wales

The Commissioner for north Wales works with the other Welsh Police and Crime Commissioners through the All Wales Policing Group. 

On the 26th of March 2014 the Group approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which set out how joint Governance and Accountability arrangements for collaborative policing arrangements in Wales will be undertaken.

Since August 2020 the four Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales fund the post Head of the Policing Unit in Wales to deliver some of the partnership, strategic engagement and related governance agenda, 

Policing Board for Wales

The Policing Board for Wales provides a bridge on policing issues between the devolved and non-devolved aspects of public service in which the police operates in Wales. The purpose of the Board is to inform and shapre Welsh Government policy and future strategic policing priorities to support overall delivery of public service in a devoled environment.

Terms of Reference

Minutes - 19th November 2018


Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU)

WECTU was established in 2006 and created one Special Branch for the whole of Wales. Its remit covers international terrorism and domestic extremism and is driven by the Government's Counter Terrorism Strategy known as CONTEST. Through working collaboratively WECTU aims to work more effectively in its response to the threat from national and international terrorism and extremism. It seeks to keep the people of North Wales  safer by building confidence and trust in our communities by working with the public and partners to identify, target and disrupt terrorists and extremists.



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