This is a Training Seminar at the Westminster Hub and ten free places will be available to fully paid up GlobalNet21 members.
Police Commissioners were created amidst much fanfare and electoral indifference. Twelve months on we look at what is working across the country and where there is still unaddressed issues and a lack of innovation. This seminar will look at the work of police commissioners with their communities and the developing role of the local authority in all of this.
If PCCs want to really empower the public then they could learn a lot from local authorities. Over the past decade, councils have made extraordinary progress in understanding, listening to and engaging with local communities. This seminar will look and how the two can work together for mutual benefit in engaging their communities.
We will also look at how digital technology can help to build the bridges to make Commissioners and their role more effective and raise the profile to a wider audience.
12.30 Coffee & Registration
1.00 Brief introduction to the seminar
1.10 How has the role developed 12 month on- Paddy Tipping, Police Commissioner, Nottinghamshire.
1.25 Neena Samota (MA, MPhil) Neena is a research consultant with eleven years of professional experience in developing evidence-led research in the voluntary sector. She will discuss how effective, accountable and fair the police are has repercussions for community confidence in the wider criminal justice system and, it can be argued, in reducing re-offending. Stop and search sits at the heart of this issue. Neena Samota (Chair of Coalition for Racial Justice(UK) and a member of StopWatch) will explore this further by discussing the recent Home Office consultation on stop and search powers.
1.40 Discussion and questions to both
2.10 The peculiar case of police independence in England and Wales and the issue of community engagement. Dominic Wood from Christchurch University.
2.25 Graham Hooper former ACC and also former Chief Executive of the Kent Police Authority talking about the importance of collaboration between local authorities, the community and the police with examples of innovations in this area
2.40 Questions to Both
3.20 Case study of how a police commissioner and local authority worked together on public engagement led by Paddy Tipping with perhaps a local authority in his area.
3.40 - questions
4.00 - Moving Forward – Chris Williams is Head of Community Safety at the London Borough of Brent, where he is responsible for ASB, Domestic Violence, Prevent, Gangs, Crime and Public Confidence. Previously Chris was Senior Adviser (Community Safety) at the Local Government Association, where he led on community safety improvement and the transition to PCCs. Prior to this Chris was Partnerships Business Manager at the National Policing Improvement Agency and Strategic Partnerships Manager at Safer Merton. Chris is the author of a number of publications in the community safety world and is a multiple award winner for problem-oriented policing.