Training event held to tackle serious and organised crime
Officers and partner agencies have come together to learn more about serious and organised crime.
On 4 December 2018 a training event was held at Princes Park in Dartford where Kent Police and staff from Dartford Council and Gravesham Council attended. Employees from partner agencies including Kent Fire and Rescue Service and the Department for Work and Pensions also attended among others.
The event, which was organised by Dartford and Gravesend Community Safety Units saw around 80 people attend.
During the event training was given on key issues surrounding serious and organised crime including money laundering, modern day slavery, gangs and county line drug issues.
Partners came together to discuss these issues and to have a greater understanding so that they could continue to work effectively with Kent Police when dealing with these types of issues within the community.
Organiser of the event Inspector Gavin Wade said: ‘This was a successful event which not only helped to refresh people’s expertise on these issues, but also helped to educate others in how they can effectively work with Kent Police and other partner agencies to help tackle these issues within their community.
‘We take these issues seriously across Kent and training events with partners is invaluable as it helps to ensure that any incidents are dealt with and managed as effectively as possible.’