A conference aimed at 'Tackling Serious and Organised Crime Together' is being held today at Cheshire Police HQ.
A number of local authority and community partners have been invited to hear from a number of guest speakers from across a variety of disciplines involved in tackling Serious and Organised Crime.
The purpose is to bring together strategic managers and practitioners who, through their day-to-day duties, have an opportunity to reduce serious and organised crime in our communities.
Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Richardson, from Merseyside Police will be explaining the problems they have faced and the partnership approach they adopted. The regional organised crime unit will be highlighting how individuals and businesses can combat on-line crime.
In the afternoon The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority will be exploring how to recognise the signs of Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking. The Illegal Money Lending Team and the RSPCA will be highlighting other aspects of crime that gangs use to intimidate and threaten neighbourhoods.
There will also be break-out sessions to build on the ongoing work of the partnerships, explore in more detail the complex issues we face and in particular how we can develop new ideas and approaches to address those issues.
Assistant Chief Constable Darren Martland, who opened the event, said: “I am looking forward to welcoming all our partners and agencies who work in the heart of our communities. This event is following Cheshire Constabulary’s commitment to the ‘We’re Here for Communities’ principle, but we recognise the important role other organisations have to play in making our communities safer places to live and work.”