PCC gives lecture at UWE Bristol to mark one year in office

Issue date: 18 November 2013


PCC Sue Mountstevens

18:00 – 20:00, Friday 22 November

Exhibition and Conference Centre

Avon and Somerset's first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens will celebrate one year in office on Friday 22 November.

As part of the celebrations to mark this first year the Commissioner will return to last year's election count venue, the University of the West of England (UWE) Conference Centre, to deliver a special anniversary lecture to students and invited guests.

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “It is a privilege to be invited to speak at UWE and is particularly poignant for me as it holds many memories of the fateful day I was elected as Commissioner.

“Not a day goes by that I don't appreciate my role as the voice of residents. It is an absolute honour to be Avon and Somerset's first Police and Crime Commissioner and the feeling is as strong now as it was on the day I won the election.”

PCC Sue Mountstevens was invited to speak by the Centre for Legal Research and Women Law Students Forum and will talk about life as Commissioner – “The PCC One Year On: Reflections and Futures”.

The Commissioner's speech will look back on her 365 days in post, outline her proudest moments and achievements, talk about the challenges of the past year and focus on her future vision.

Dr Rachel Fenton, Senior Lecturer at the Bristol Law School, who organised the event with students from the Women Law Students Forum said: “The PCC has been in post exactly one year. As a newly elected figure it is important to know what changes have been made, what policies have been put into effect and what the results are.

“It is a great opportunity for students to hear more about the achievements of the first year of this post and to find out what the strategic priorities for the region are and to ask questions. UWE is a key player in the region in terms of criminal justice research, policy development and public engagement.”

The free event will take place at 18:00 and 20:00, Friday 22 November, at the Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, UWE.

To book your place click here or, alternatively, email Lauren Rees.

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