Press release                                                  

 

5th July 2006

 

CAMPUS BOBBIES IN LINCOLN FOR CONFERENCE

 

A  prestigious national conference for police officers who work closely with universities and colleges is to be staged at the University of Lincoln next week.

 

The Police Association of Higher Education Liaison Officers (PAHELO) is to hold its annual conference in Lincolnshire for the first time from Tuesday 11 until Friday 14 July.

 

Around 50 delegates are expected to attend who are involved with policing universities and colleges on either a full or part-time basis.

 

Community Beat Manager PC Rick Mosley, who heads the Carholme Community Policing Team and who is organising the event, said: "With most force areas having a university or college on their patch, it makes sense for us all to get together on a regular basis to share best practice and ideas.

 

"It's a great forum to find out about what works and what doesn't around the country, significantly in terms of crime prevention and student safety.

 

"Working with the University of Lincoln has been a key part of my role for the past four years. It's so important to make all students aware of simple and inexpensive crime prevention tips that really do make a difference.

 

"I want all students to recognise my face and know that I'm here to help make their time in Lincoln as safe and enjoyable as possible."

 

University spokesman Jez Ashberry said: "The University of Lincoln enjoys a very close and harmonious working relationship with Lincolnshire Police and we are very pleased to be hosting this important conference."

 

Guest speakers will include the Chair of PAHELO, PC Simon Collister from Greater Manchester Police; Lincoln MP Gillian Merron; Christopher Hayward from the Metropolitan Police; and, David Mullaney, Director of Estates at the university.

 

For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042             07843 658943             jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

Visit our news web pages:                              www.lincoln.ac.uk/news/latestnews.htm

 

Or contact Rachael Hill, Lincolnshire Police West Division Communications Officer

01522 885306             07901 852937             rachael.hill@lincs.pnn.police.uk