Following the success of the Four Nations webinar series on public health approaches in policing, delegates were asked what content would be useful in their day-to-day work at a strategic and operational level.
The feedback identified a need for a focus on how a public health approach can be adopted in specific policing areas. We are pleased to announce the first in a series of such webinars “A Public Health Approach to Gangs” will be held on the 28 April 15:00 – 17:00. The webinar will examine how a public health approach can be adopted to manage gangs, organised crime and criminal exploitation.
Continuing the Four Nations theme, the webinar will feature inputs from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England.
- Dr Jacqueline Sebire, Assistant Chief Constable, Joint Protective Services for Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Constabularies and National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Violence & Vulnerability
- Niven Rennie, Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit
- Sheldon Thomas, Founder and Chief Executive of Gangsline
Delegates will hear from the presenters on the different methods of adopting public health methodology to managing gangs. The webinar will offer differing perspectives and will challenge existing police and partner agency practices. There will be opportunities for a question-and-answer session at the end of the webinar.
The webinar is free to attend and aimed at law enforcement and public health practitioners, policy makers and researchers from public health teams, response policing professionals and leaders, violence reduction units, multi-agency system leaders, future/horizon scanners and early intervention/prevention specialists.