This year's National Community Safety Conference takes place on 17/18 September at Middlesex University, Hendon in the London Borough of Barnet.
On the 18th, Barnet Borough Watch is hosting a debate for and against Street Patrols (also known as Citizen Patrols), in this case Neighbourhood Watch members undertaking the 'patrolling' of their neighbourhoods to report anti-social behaviour or other criminal activity to the local Council or Police. They've seen a rise in interest from Neighbourhood Watch members to undertake this sort of activity and the Barnet Police, Borough Commander would appear not to be against the idea. As a result, Barnet Borough Watch is proposing to field a representative to speak in favour of Street/Citizen Patrols but is seeking a volunteer to take the opposite stance. If you, or anyone in your Borough, is interested in attending the conference in this capacity, would you please contact Paul Hammond at <firstname.lastname@example.org>