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Police response to vulnerable people examined

1 May 2018

The Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on police response to vulnerable people and neighbourhood policing.


Tuesday 1 May in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • Dame Vera Baird QC DBE, PCC for Northumbria and Lead for Victims, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC)
  • Chief Inspector Michael Brown OBE, Mental Health Coordinator for the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and the College of Policing
  • Sophie Corlett, Director of External Relations at Mind
  • Mike Veale, Chief Constable of Cleveland Police and NPCC Lead for Missing Persons

At 3.30pm

  • Chief Superintendent Jeff Boothe, Commander – South Area Basic Command Unit, Metropolitan Police
  • Alison Hernandez, PCC for Devon and Cornwall and Deputy APCC Lead for Local Partnerships and Policing
  • Andy Higgins, Research Director, Police Foundation
  • Garry Shewan, former Assistant Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police

Purpose of the session

As part of its inquiry into Policing for the Future, the Committee will take evidence on the police response to vulnerable people, including individuals with mental health problems and those who go missing.

The session will also examine neighbourhood policing, including the relationship between the size of the police workforce and police-community relations.

Issues likely to be covered include:

  • Police interaction with vulnerable people, including safeguarding work
  • Policing and mental health
  • The rise in missing person reports
  • The impact of police funding cuts on neighbourhood policing, and
  • The efficacy of different neighbourhood policing models 

Further information

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