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Working together to tackle serious violent crime


Join Leeds Law School as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire shares his experience around harnessing support to tackle serious violent crime. He will highlight the challenges around identifying the key issues, tackling causes and not just symptoms as well as funding, competing priorities and understanding what a ‘public health approach’ means.

West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson OBE is the latest high-profile speaker in Leeds Law School’s popular Law in Practice series.

Appointed to the West Yorkshire Police Authority in 1999 after a varied career, Mark was elected as the Chair of Authority in 2003, also becoming the chair of the Association of Police Authorities (APA) in 2011. Successfully standing for election as the first Police and Crime Commissioner in 2012 for West Yorkshire, and being re-elected in 2016.

Join us as Mark shares his experience both locally within West Yorkshire and nationally as Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APPC), around harnessing support to tackle serious violent crime. Hear him detail the challenges around identifying the key issues, tackling causes and not just symptoms as well as funding, competing priorities and understanding what a ‘public health approach’ means.

Join the debate as he questions how we reduce the threat of serious violent crime without criminalising a generation.


Event Details

21 November 2019 -
21 November 2019
18:00 - 19:00
Woodhouse Lecture Theatre 2, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, LS1 3ES
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