PCC to speak at Hull Community Safety Conference

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Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove will give a presentation to degree students at Hull College about his role, and the aims of his Police and Crime Plan on Thursday 13th February.

The lecture is part of a Community Safety Conference hosted by The Faculty of Business and Science at the college, in association with the Hull Community Safety Partnership. A presentation on managing and preventing violent crime in Hull will also be given by Humberside Police Chief Inspector Iain Dixon.

The aim of the lecture and afternoon workshops is to enable students to build knowledge of crime issues in Hull, how the police and their community partners work together, and the benefits to the community in reducing crime.

Speaking about the event, Matthew Grove said: “Fighting crime is no longer just the job of the police. Communities will only be made safer by the police working together with partners, the voluntary sector and the public themselves. Part of my role as Commissioner is to help bring all those elements together to reduce crime and improve the service to victims of crime. I’m looking forward to an interesting debate with the students, particularly on how we tackle violent crime, which is a key objective in my Police and Crime Plan.”

Julia Davidson, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Science further added: “Students on the Foundation Degree in Criminology are excited about the prospect of directly engaging in discussions with Matthew Grove and Iain Dixon, having prepared questions which should encourage a stimulating debate. This as an opportunity for students to build on their studies by applying theory to practice and we welcome collaboration with the Hull Community Safety Partnership in this inaugural conference. We are looking forward to further opportunities to work together.”

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