Community Engagement Breakfast with Dave Thomas

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Dialogue Society Southampton Branch 18 Augustine Road, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0PL

Dave Thomas

Chief Superintendent

Dialogue Society is pleased to host Chief Superintendent Dave Thomas at its premises on the 12th June at 11am. The purpose of the meeting is to strengthen connections between the local police and local people such as Southampton residents, students and businesses operating in the city. The meeting will enable participants to air any concerns or views they have about local, or indeed national, policing which affects them. Please come along and give us your views on the policing issues that concern you and your community. The police are keen to listen and learn and respond to questions and concerns you have to help solve problems that affect you.

Some areas of concern and discussion might be:

  • Gangs & anti-social behavior
  • Stop & Search
  • Terrorism
  • Muggings
  • Assault
  • Or any other policing issue

All are welcome – All concerns are important

Summary

The Dialogue Society Southampton Branch arranged a community breakfast to strengthen relationships between the local police force and local residents. Chief Superintendent Dave Thomas gave an engaging presentation on the work of the Southampton police before opening the floor to questions from a diverse group of attendees. The event gave local people the opportunity to enter into a direct dialogue with the police and explore issues such as gangs and antisocial behaviour, Stop and Search and muggings. Chief Superintendent Thomas emphasised that Southampton’s Local Police Teams are genuinely keen to listen to the perspectives and concerns of the local community and to build strong partnerships with local people.