July 1999

No 142

A delegate from the University of Leicester recently represented the UK at the VIth International Police Executive Symposium conference on 'Policing and Public Order' in Hyderabad, India.

Mr Andrew Willis, of the Leicester University Scarman Centre for the Study of Public Order, was among more than 40 participants from 20 countries representing senior police officers and academics around the world. Mr Willis presented a paper on 'Sense and Nonsense in Public Order Policing' and he was invited to act as editor of the conference proceedings.

Mr Willis commented: 'The conference acted as an important international focus in bringing together best practice in public order policing and current academic thinking, where each perspective can be used to inform the other. The government of Andhra Pradesh and the Indian Police Service, under the auspices of the IPES, are to be congratulated on a first class event which will of great value to all the delegates, both academically and practically'.

He added: 'The Scarman Centre has always had a high profile in public order policing, but the conference served to reinforce established links and it allowed me to make many new academic contacts and to promote international networking with senior police officers. It was a major event of international importance which confirmed the role of the Scarman Centre in this field.'

Further information is available from Kate Broadhurst, University of Leicester Scarman Centre, tel +44 (0)116 252 5784, fax +44 (0)116 252 3944, emal cb40@le.ac.uk.

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