Mr Davies, a regional AM for South Wales West and a one-time officer in the Metropolitan Police and served for a number of years at the UK National Crime Squad, said: “What needs to be explained is where is the demand for the devolution of policing.
“Where is the public demand for the Welsh Government to run policing?
“Why would the Welsh Government run policing better than the UK Government or Police and Crime Commissioners?
“The truth is that there is little discussion around Wales about policing being given to the Welsh Government. Why should there be?
“Crime is falling year-on-year under this UK Government and police and crime commissioners now offer the most radical localised policing solutions we have seen.”
He said: “Policing is not an area that would benefit from being in the hands of the Welsh Government.
“When I chat to old colleagues - a lot of them still serving - not one of them talks about the devolution of the police. Talk to barristers and they say the same - namely that they currently have the ability to practice across a jurisdiction seen as one of the fairest and most successful in the world.”From the start there's a problem with his argument
Firstly Where was the public demand for Police and Crime Commissioners?
Secondly just a year after the public registered their approval of the election of Police Crime Commissioners PCCs by largely not voting, and which saw less than 15% in Wales bothering to turn out. Including a Newport Polling Station which saw no one bother to exercise their franchise. There comes a poll revealing that nine out of 10 people in the UK cannot name the politicians who hold their police forces to account.