The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has a new online event on working together to make communities safer, taking place on 30th March 2022.

According to the Office of National Statistics, the pandemic affected crime patterns and decreases across individual crimes such as theft offences were offset by rises in fraud and computer misuse offences, resulting in no change in overall crime levels. According to recent polling by IPSOS Mori, just 26% of the public say the government is doing a good job dealing with crime.

So, how safe do communities feel? How are the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) working with communities to reduce crime and improve community safety? What part can local (parish and town) councils play using their existing powers and funding?

You will hear more about the role and work of the PCCs and how they are working with local councils and communities. The vital role police and crime panels play in scrutinising PCC’s, their effectiveness, and their link to local councils, along with tips and good practice.

The expert panel features Cllr John Gili-Ross, chair of the National Police Fire and Crime Panel and vice-chair of the Essex Association of Local Councils and Caroline Henry, police and crime commissioner for Nottinghamshire.

Register your place and find out more about this event <>