Issued on 14/3/19 at 11:55 a.m.
Leicestershire's Chief Constable, Simon Cole, yesterday (Wednesday 13 March) met with a delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies(RCDS) at force headquarters.
The RCDS is the senior college of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, it provides strategic education to armed forces and civil servants, enabling them to understand and be comfortable working at a strategic level in a cross-government and international environment.
As part of the RCDS, representatives from all over the globe, including: Saudi Arabia, Romania, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Korea were in attendance, all of whom learnt about policing in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Chief Constable, Simon Cole gave a presentation which detailed a “typical” day in the life of the force, along with the challenges that are often faced.
Mr Cole said: “It was a great pleasure to welcome some of the most senior officials from UK and international military and public sector organisations, and give them an insight into policing one of the UKs most culturally diverse cities.
“Hopefully they found our input useful and it will help them shape their strategic thinking when they finish the course. When they return home they will find themselves dealing with complex and large scale issues that require strong strategic decision making that will require them to see opportunities and avoid risks. The group asked some superb questions and were interested in how we build up from a neighbourhood base to challenging offending and supporting victims.”
RCDS representative, Steve Shelley, said: “We thank the Chief Constable and the officers and staff of Leicestershire Police for this wonderful opportunity. The Chief gave a fantastic strategic overview of policing in the County and an insight into some of the national issues, which provided a brilliant learning opportunity for all in attendance.”