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Ian's set for crime reduction

06 May 2009

Meet the University's new Crime Reduction Advisor

Ian Halliwell

Ian Halliwell is the University’s newly-appointed Crime Reduction Adviser. He joins from Greater Manchester Police where he spent 30 years, the last 15 in a crime reduction/security adviser role.

As part of the Security Services Team based at the Harold Hankins building, Ian’s remit covers all aspects of staff and student personal security and the security of buildings and property including Halls of Residence. He will work closely with the Police Campus Liaison Officer, PC Scott Schofield.

Ian said: "The University is working towards a vision for the future via the Manchester 2015 Agenda; I believe that in order to achieve the goals we have been set, we need to continue to provide a safe learning environment. I feel this can be achieved by striking a balance between the security of premises and unrestricted legitimate access to buildings."

He added: "Security in general is not the sole responsibility of the police or the Security Services Team; we all have to play our part. By increasing the awareness of potential crime on campus and by encouraging the reporting of suspicious activity, I hope that together we can make the University as a whole, an area that the criminal elements will want to avoid."

On a personal note, much of Ian's leisure time is taken up with family activities, he has two step-children and runs an under-elevens' football team. Ian and his wife are registered foster carers and currently look after a sixteen-month-old boy.