The Wales Region of the National LGBT+ Police Network is made up of the LGBT+ Networks in the four welsh forces. In addition to managing their own staff associations, the executive committees for these networks have been working together for a number of years, hosting quarterly meetings and working on mutual events. This co-operation has enabled the wales region to share best practice, experience more recently, jointly host the National LGBT+ Police Conference in Cardiff in August 2019.
In early 2020, the Chairs & Co-Chairs of the welsh LGBT+ Networks voted to merge networks and create an All Wales LGBT+ Network. This will consist of an executive committee made up of representatives from each Wales police service, with each force maintaining a local ‘branch’ of the network. This new network will share policy, best practice, training and financing as well as attend community engagement and recruitment events across Wales.
The Regional Representative for Wales is Gareth Tanswell, based with Gwent Police. Gareth has recently transferred to Gwent from Dyfed Powys Police where he was the chair of the local LGBT+ Network. Gareth became the Regional Representative in late 2019 and is deputised by Rachael Middleton-James of Dyfed Powys Police.