Launch event held for International Centre for Policing and Security

Intl Centre of Policing and Security _March 2017

Last night the University's International Centre for Policing and Security held its launch event at the House of Lords. 

Building on the long held reputation of the original unit, the newly titled Centre has a first class reputation for providing research and support for all aspects of day to day policing and security, both nationally and internationally.

Hosted by Lord Touhig, Shadow Spokesperson (Defence); we were delighted to welcome a panel of sector professionals to the event including: Giles York QPM, Chief Constable of Sussex Police and National police Chief's Council Workforce Futures portfolio lead; Ron Hogg, Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner for Durham; Alex Marshall, Chief Executive Officer, College of Policing and Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary.

The evening was chaired by Professor Colin Rogers, USW Professor of Police Science and focused on the issue of 'enhancing professionalism in the police service'. Following start of event networking, a lively panel discussion ensued addressing points including the introduction of degree entry qualifications, recruitment from visible minority groups, technology and the police force, plus the benefits of direct entry.

Invited guests, including alumni, were drawn from political life, academia, assorted Police forces including the British Transport Police, as well as assorted Police and Crime Commissioner Offices.

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