England & Wales

GlobalNet21 and LGiU seminar: Police and Crime Commissioners, Local Authorities and Public Engagement


Event run in association with GlobalNet

This event is run in association with GlobalNet21. Now that Police and Crime Commissioners have had a year to settle in, this timely seminar will look at developments and differing approaches to the role across the country.

We will examine the importance to the Police and Crime Commissioner role of community engagement and participation. The seminar will look at the crucial experience that local authorities can bring to the table as part of the process, given their long history of engaging with local communities.

There will also be a focus during the day on how digital technology can help raise the local profile of Commissioners and make them more effective in their role.


12.30 Registration and Coffee

13:00 Introduction

13:10 How has the role has developed 12 months on?  Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner

13:25 Local authorities and police and crime commissioners working together to engage the public; Neena Samota (MA, MPhil), research consultant with eleven years of professional experience in developing evidence-led research in the voluntary sector, as policy and research manager at Nacro, the crime reduction charity, she was involved in influencing criminal justice policy at both local and national levels

13:40 Discussion and questions

14:10 The peculiar case of police independence in England and Wales and the issue of community engagement; Dominic Wood from Christchurch University

14:25 The importance of collaboration between local authorities, the community and the police (with examples); Graham Hooper former ACC and former chief executive of the Kent Police Authority

14:40 Questions

15:00 Coffee

15:20 Case study of how a police and crime commissioner and a local authority worked together on public engagement; Paddy Tipping

15:40 Questions

16:00 Moving forward; Paul Dunn, former Police Officer and Programme Manager for London Anti-social board, and worked with the Active Safer Communities Champion, Baroness Newlove to engage communities in positive social change. He has recently worked with local authorities in developing safer communities.

16:20 Feedback session

16:40 Close

This programme was correct at the time of publication but may be altered to reflect speaker changes that are beyond our control.


Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Robin Clarke, Senior Fellow at OPM (invited)

Dominic Wood, Christchurch University

Graham Hooper former ACC and former chief executive of the Kent Police Authority

Who should attend?

Members of police and crime panels

Councillors and officers who want to help their communities engage more with PCCs

Community organisations