Invitation: Armed Police Patrols in Leicester: a sign of things to come?
6:30 pm, Thursday 23rd March 2017
Conference Room, 3rd floor, Race Equality Centre, Phoenix Yard, 5-9 Upper Brown Street, Leicester LE1 5TE
Please join us for an evening lecture with our guest speakers Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole and Firearms Officer Suk Verma discussing the deployment of armed police officers in Leicester from December 22, 2016 through to January 3, 2017.
Leicestershire Police Chief Constable Simon Cole will talk about the deployment, what it means, and why the police think the exercise was necessary, what it achieved, how it was received and whether or not the exercise is a sign of things to come. Firearms Officer Suk Verma will also give a presentation on the work firearms officers do. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
The event starts at 6.30pm and is open to all.
This event is also part of a series of public events jointly organised by The Race Equality Centre (TREC), the University of Leicester’s Unit for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE), and CivicLeicester.