Merseyside's Police Commissioner will join more than 250 colleagues from the policing world for the Serious and Organised Crime Exchange 2017.
Jane Kennedy is among the invited guests for SOCEX2017 which gathers today senior members of the police forces in the UK, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Trading Standards and other regulatory and enforcement authorities to examine the changing nature of serious crime.
It is the third time the annual conference has been held and this year's theme is 'Serious Organised Crime, the harm and effect on communities'. Within this theme, the event will look at a range of threat areas, including organised crime group who impose community governance through coercion and other means, the acceptance of organised crime in our communities via ‘victimless’ crimes like the smuggling of tobacco, and the harm that this activity can do via criminal and terrorist fundraising.
The two-day conference will also look at the harm and impact on the community posed by other serious and organised crime threats, such as drug trafficking, cyber crime, fraud and modern slavery.
Among the guest speakers at this year's event are CC Mike Barton, Commander Simon Bray, CC Shaun Sawyer, Caroline Haughey, Commander David Clarke, DCC Peter Goodman, Professors Paolo Campana and Federico Varese, Kevin Newe, Dr Manny Barot, DG Lynne Owens and Sir Ronnie Flanagan, with a Home Office Ministerial address to open.
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