30 March 2022 — 12.00 - 13.15
NALC member: £30 – Non-member: £40
Sponsors: BHIB Councils Insurance, Blachere Illumination and CCLA

According to the Office of National Statistics, the pandemic affected patterns of crime and decreases across individual crime types such as theft offences were offset by rises in fraud and computer misuse offences, resulting in no change in overall levels of crime. Just 26% of the public say the government are doing a good job on dealing with crime, according to recent polling by IPSOS Mori.

So just how safe do communities actually feel? How are the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC’s) working with communities to reduce crime and improve community safety? And what part can local (parish and town) councils play using their existing powers and funding?

You will hear more about the role and work of the PCC's since being first elected in 2012 to replace police authorities, how they are engaging and working with communities and local councils, and about the important role police and crime panels play in scrutinising PCCs, how effective it is, and their link to local councils, along with tips and good practice.

Speakers: Cllr John Gili-Ross, chair of the National Police Fire and Crime Panel and vice-chair of the Essex Association of Local Councils and Caroline Henry, police and crime commissioner for Nottinghamshire