NRCN at the College of Policing

The College of Policing is the professional body for everyone who works for the police service in England and Wales and the National Rural Crime Network has been working with them to discuss our work, hear their views and ensure we are supporting each other's research. Stephen Naylor, NRCN PR & Public Affairs Co-ordinator visited them on 10 April.

The purpose of the College is to provide those working in policing with the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent crime, protect the public, and secure public trust. They have been particularly interested in our research on rural crime and I met with some of their team at their London office.

The presentation I gave outlined the background to the NRCN and the findings of the research we have carried out so far. We also talked about the upcoming National Rural Crime Survey and had a discussion about the best way of ensuring as many people as possible took part, including the importance of getting the information to as many police officers as possible so they can encourage the communities they are part of to be involved.

We will continue to work with the College of Policing as the survey gets underway and are grateful for the support of their team in spreading the message about our work as we continue to support theirs.

You can download and view the presentation I gave to the College here >>

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