Chief Constable's LJMU Lecture 2017

Community Event

Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L3 5UG
20th November 2017 17:30 - 18:30

Merseyside's Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner will attend a lecture by the Chief Constable, Andy Cooke, as he examines the issue of gun crime in the region.

Jane Kennedy and Cllr Emily Spurrell are among the invited guests at the lecture which is hosted by Liverpool John Moores University.

The university started hosting the annual Chief Constable Lecture series in 2013. Each year, the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police gives a public lecture covering a key topic which reflects on the current or emerging challenges facing law enforcement.

In this year's annual lecture Chief Constable Cooke QPM will describe the emergence of the chaotic gun crime culture on Merseyside and the evolution of a strategy to counter the problems.

The lecture will start in 2004 and then, through the years, go on to describe the necessity of a relentless multi-agency methodology whilst describing the increasing sophistication of the current approaches linked to the wider fight against serious and organised crime.

Chief Constable Cooke gave his inaugural lecture, entitled: 'Lions led by donkeys?: a personal perspective on the reality of police leadership', last November.

Previous lectures given by the former Chief Constable, Sir Jon Murphy QPM, included community policing, surveillance and a state of the nation. The lecture is organised by the Centre for Advanced Policing Studies, which works closely with police forces in the UK and overseas and the College of Policing, to support the sector to meet the needs of 21st century policing.

Mr Cooke was appointed as Chief Constable in July 2016, following Sir Jon's retirement.

He has been commended on 10 occasions and in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours in 2014 he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal.

To register to attend the event, please click here.