Prof. Martin Innes to speak at Institute Of Welsh Affairs Event On Police And Crime Commissioners 26-Nov

Law and Order in South Wales: the Next Five Years

29th November 2011

Jolyons Hotel, 10 Cathedral Road, Cardiff 6.45 – 8.30pm

Police forces in Wales face 20% real terms cuts to their budgets between now and 2015, according to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).  Meanwhile, cuts to the Courts Service have resulted in court closures, and the Crown Prosecution Service is pushing through significant cuts, leading to reports of unmanageable caseloads. 

What are the implications for law and order in south Wales? Will more crimes go unchallenged, and will a creaking justice system fail the vulnerable – or is this all scaremongering by those with vested interests? And what will elected Police Commissioners bring to bear on this context: will they focus services towards community priorities, or will they politicize policing?

The Cardiff and Valleys and Gwent branches of the IWA are delighted to present a timely and lively debate on the future of law and order in south Wales. Our expert panel members are:

  • Shelley Bosson, Chief Executive of Gwent Police Authority & lead Chief Executive for Police Authority Wales. Shelley currently undertakes the role of Executive Officer for Police Authorities Wales the joint arrangement established to provide an all Wales approach to policy development and promote and monitor police force collaboration for the four police authorities in Wales.
  • Professor Martin Innes, Director - Universities Police Science Institute, Cardiff University. He is internationally recognised as a leading authority on policing, and his research on the police and social control has been highly influential across both the practitioner and academic communities.
  • Chief Constable Carmel Napier, Gwent Police. Carmel has just concluded a 6 month secondment leading the All Wales Collaboration team, driving forward collaborative and partnership issues across the 4 Welsh Forces.

The event will be chaired by Megan Mathias, Chair of IWA Cardiff and Valleys Branch and Director of the Kafka Brigade. The event will open with short speeches by each panel member followed by questions from the floor and open debate.

This event is free to attend, but places are limited. To reserve your place please call 029 2066 0820

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