Policing a Multicultural City

Posted by tf107 at May 26, 2017 03:30 PM |
A free public lecture was held on 3rd July 2017 at the University of Leicester to explore policing a multicultural city.

About the event

Policing plays a pivotal role in the life of any city, perhaps especially so in the complex, multicultural cities of today.

How do the police deal with the challenges of policing the City of Leicester? How do they promote community cohesion? How do they deal with the challenges presented by changing patterns of crime and risk? How does the reducing budget for public services impact on policing in partnership? Can the practices and experiences in Leicester serve as a model that other cities could follow?

The event also tackled other issues such as Police development and promotion of Police officers and staff, police canteen culture and the impact on communities, Stop and Search and the Prevent initiative.

We are delighted that our partner CivicLeicester filmed the event so that it can be shared with a wider audience.

View  Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole's presentation and watch the Q and A

Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole offered his personal and professional insight on policing the multicultural city.

This event offered a wide audience the chance to contribute to the debate about the sort of policing Leicester city and county need.

About The Race Equality Centre (TREC)


The Race Equality Centre in Leicester and Leicestershire (TREC) is a voluntary organisation that was established under the name of the Leicester Racial Equality Council in 1991. We exist to challenge discrimination as defined by the Equality Act 2010 and further strengthened by the Human Rights Act 1998.

You can find out more about TREC by visiting their webpage at www.theraceequalitycentre.org.uk

About CivicLeicester


CivicLeicester is a community media channel that uses video and photography to document and highlight conversations taking place in and around Leicester.

You can find out more about CivicLeicester by visiting their Youtube account at www.youtube.com/CivicLeicester

About the Speaker

Chief Constable Simon Cole

Simon Cole took up his position as Chief Constable of Leicestershire in June 2010. Simon has led a national portfolio for the Association of Chief Police Officers ACPO on mental health and disability since September 2011. In 2012 Simon was acknowledged by the Employers' Forum on Disability as their Emergency Services Disability Champion in the Disability Standards Award. In April 2012 Simon also became ACPO national lead for the Local Policing and Partnerships Business Area. This includes local policing, 101 and contact management, citizens in policing and digital engagement. In 2013, he acted as the police adviser to Lord Adebowale's Independent Commission on Policing and Mental Health which focussed on the Metropolitan Police.

Locally Simon represents the Force on the Strategic Partnership Board, working with partners from all over the Force area to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour. He also chairs the multi-agency Local Resilience Forum and the Force Executive Group, as well as representing the Force in working with the Police and Crime Commissioner. Simon leads for the East Midlands five-Force collaborative workstream on Operational Support, including IT and Criminal Justice. He is also a trustee of the Leicester Sports Partnership Trust which aims to make Leicester the most active city in England.

Simon was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the New Year's Honours List 2014.


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