Northamptonshire police commissioner to launch new approach to tackling violent crime

Police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds pictured at Police HQ, Wootton Hall.
Police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds pictured at Police HQ, Wootton Hall.

Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds is to launch a ground-breaking approach to tackling violent crime.

Northamptonshire Police are gathering “influential people” who can “help bring about the necessary changes” to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in violent crime in the county.

Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds will open the event on Tuesday, January 21, by suggesting how local organisations can help to dramatically change how violent crime is tackled.

He will say a substantial reduction in violent crime cannot be achieved by the police “working in isolation”.

A police spokesman said: “Speakers with national reputations in relevant fields of work will then provoke different thinking and debate on the causes and effects of violence, and will seek to identify what actions can be taken by people and organisations across the county to reduce violence and its consequences.”

Speakers include Barry Mizen, from the Jimmy Mizen Foundation, and Melissa Morbeck from the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Abuse.

The spokesman added: “At the event a short but hard-hitting film, commissioned by the PCC, will be launched.

“This shows violent crime as it really is and the devastating impact it can have.

“The event will leave delegates with a call to action, setting out how they can make a real difference to local people’s lives in challenging the status quo in relation to violence.”