Northamptonshire Police to host violent crime debate

Generic images from Sussex Police
Generic images from Sussex Police

New ways to tackle violent crime will be discussed at a conference at Northamptonshire Police’s headquarters today.

The event will see influential people talking about how the force can reduce violent crime by 40 per cent.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Adam Simmonds, will open proceedings by suggesting how local organisations can help to dramatically change how violent crime is tackled.

He will say a substantial reduction in violent crime cannot be achieved by the police working in isolation of other agencies and their communities.

Speakers with national reputations in relevant fields will then offer their views on the causes and effects of violence.

They will also seek to identify actions which can be taken by people and organisations across the county to reduce violence and its consequences.

Speakers include Barry Mizen MBE from the Jimmy Mizen Foundation who will offer views on the effects violence can have on young people and Melissa Morbeck from the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Abuse, which works with employers to reduce the human and economic cost of domestic violence.

A short film commissioned by the PCC will be launched, showing the impact violent crime can have.