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Conference: Partnering with Police to Reduce Business Crime, Leeds

Date: 26 Mar 2014

Venue: Central Leeds

Partnering with the Police to reduce business crime.

PAC’s Midland and the North regional conference is being held in Leeds on March 26th. This day-long conference shows how close interworking between police and Partnerships really has worked – and why. The emphasis is squarely on real-life experience and practical lessons. Conference tickets are £55.

Business crime reduction partnerships are highly effective in reducing crime among retailers and the night-time economy in town and city-centres. But successful interaction with police doesn’t always come easily. Good partnership-working depends on a healthy balance between sometimes-conflicting interests. A good Partnership isn’t simply an extension of the police’s community policing activies. Likewise the Partnership must be sure to work with instead of against its local constabulary. But where is the ‘healthy balance’, and how can the inevitable tensions that arise be addressed and resolved? The emphasis of Partnering with the Police to Reduce Business Crime is squarely on real-life experience and practical lessons.

Delegates are welcomed to morning registration with tea and coffee from 9.30 with procedings starting at 10.00am. Ample opportunities will be available for networking and informal discussions with fellow delegates, speakers and exhibitors: coffee and tea breaks with biscuits will be taken, and a luncheon will be served at 13.00. Further sessions take us to an ‘open mike’ Plenary Session which closes at 15.20 with further time available for networking and one-to-one discussions to 16.00 when the conference closes. Scroll down to read the programme or click here

Delegate places at this PAC one-day conferences, including Delegate Pack, tea and coffee breaks and luncheon, have been heavily subsidised by PAC members so that the ticket price is just £60 per delegate.

Early Bird Discount:

Book before 15th February 2014 and secure your ticket(s) for just £50 each.

To book your seat(s) at the conference, go to the foot of this page or click here


PROGRAMME

 

09.30 – 10.00 Registration Tea, coffee and biscuits
10.00 – 10.15 Keynote Speech
Police in Partnership: the growing importance of crime reduction partnerships
ACPO Lead
10.15 – 10.35 Introduction
Reducing crime by building trust: building trust by delivering results
Tony Mernagh
BCRP Services
10.35 – 11.15 What the police want
Partnerships who want to work with the police need to adopt and maintain certain internal standards and procedures. Why? And what standards and procedures?
Roy Smith
Metropolitan Police, Head of Business Crime Team
11.15 – 11.30 Refreshments Tea, coffee and biscuits
11.30 – 12.10 What Partnerships want
We look through the eyes of two experienced partnership managers at the benefits of cooperation with the police – and the importance of independence
To be confirmed

12.10 – 12.50 The Business Case
Businesses want to see clear bottom-line benefits to justify involvement in crime reduction partnerships. Speakers – from the ‘night-time’ and the ‘daytime’ economy – speak about how working in crime reduction partnerships benefits the bottom line
To be confirmed

12.50 – 13.50 Lunch Hot and cold buffet
13.50 – 14.15 Information sharing
Paper-based or on-line, sharing intelligence should be a two-way process in good crime reduction schemes. What should police expect – and what do partnerships need?
To be confirmed

14.15 – 14.45 Above and beyond the call of duty
Building on firm partnership/police relations to deliver more benefits for the wider community
To be confirmed

To be confirmed

14.45 – 15.30 Plenary session and Q&A
The chair reviews the proceedings of the day and invites a panel of all speakers to answer questions from the floor and discuss any issues arising.
All speakers and delegates

 


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