You’re invited to attend a demand reduction workshop later this month

Officers and staff will have the chance to hear expert views

​Officers and staff will have the chance to get views and advice from senior officers and a range of experts about exciting new ways to reduce demand in policing at a special event later this month.

The latest two-day demand reduction workshop is open to all police officers and staff across England and Wales and is free to attend.

The event gives officers and staff the opportunity to develop their skills, share best practice and attend a series of talks and presentations on topics including innovative approaches to neighbourhood policing, drugs education programmes and social media engagement.

The workshops will include Durham Constabulary's Chief Constable Mike Barton giving a problem solving masterclass and North Yorkshire Police discussing a partnership initiative with children which has helped to reduce local demand.

Other speakers at the event will include representatives from Avon and Somerset Police, who will be talking about how they reduced demand around drug abuse.

There will also be presentations from Devon and Cornwall Police on a new scheme which aims to break the cycle of reoffending and input from the College around how to engage effectively on social media.

The workshops are from 9am to around 3.30pm on Monday 21 August and Tuesday 22 August at Devon and Cornwall Police's HQ at Sidmouth Road, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HQ.

If you are interested in attending, contact

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