EMPAC hosts National Citizens in Policing Summit 2016

EMPAC was delighted to host yesterday’s National Citizens in Policing Summit alongside the Insititute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice.

Delegates from forces, PCC’s offices and volunteer organisations across England and Wales attended the CiP Summit taking place at Manchester’s Palace Hotel on 21st July 2016.

In the morning session, North Yorkshire’s Chief Constable, Dave Jones, launched the National Police Chief Council’s National Citizens in Policing strategy, David Huse, presented his seven-step action plan for recruiting and organising volunteers at the London 2012 Olympics, and Supt Matt Lawler provided an insight into Devon and Cornwall’s volunteering process and policies.

Nigel Green MBE then presented to delegates about volunteer integration, Tina Shelton explained how Employer-Supported Policing is now developing and Laura Knight and Dr Iain Britton from the IPSCJ presented findings from the National Survey of Special Constables and PSVs and the National Benchmarking Exercise.

In the afternoon session Kate Algate and Jayne Pascoe spoke about revitalising Neighbourhood Watch schemes, Andy Frost described Northamptonshire Police’s approach when looking to grow their Special Constabulary, Katie Strudwick introduced Lincolnshire’s Volunteer PCSOs, and EMPAC Director, Supt. Dave Hill explained how and why police academic collaborations are so important to the future of policing.

If you would like to view or review any of the presentations, please see the links below:

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