Changing police culture to combat domestic and family violence is the focus of a national forum at the University of New South Wales (Tuesday, 9 December).
The Better Policing, Better Outcomes: changing police culture to prevent domestic violence and homicide forum is an initiative of the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House based at UNSW.
Three prominent police representatives will speak about proactive policing of domestic violence, how to drive cultural change in police practice and the impacts of these changes for victims, perpetrators, the community and the police themselves.
Keynote speaker Detective Superintendent Gerry Campbell from the London Metropolitan Police Service, will outline the shifts that have taken place on the policing of domestic violence, their impact on prevention and the subsequent drop in the incidence of domestic homicide in London. Detective Superintendent Campbell leads the Service's Racial & Violent Crime Taskforce and is responsible for domestic violence and hate crime policy development and for improving service delivery and performance outcomes across London's 32 boroughs.
Detective Superintendent Wendy Steendam from Victoria Police and Commander Colin Little from Tasmania Police will also speak about the dramatic change in policing domestic and family violence in their respective jurisdictions, what drove this change and early outcomes.
What: Better Policing, Better Outcomes: changing police culture to prevent domestic violence and homicide - national forum
When: Tuesday, 9 December, 9.30am - 1pm
Where: Theatre A, Robert Webster Building, UNSW Kensington campus
Cost: $70 Government/$50 NGOs, students and public (includes morning tea).
To book your place at the forum visit www.adfvc.unsw.edu.au or call (02) 9385 2990.
Contact: Steve Offner | 9385 8107 or 0424 580 208 | firstname.lastname@example.org