MERSEYSIDE’S former chief constable Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is coming back to Liverpool to highlight future terrorist and security threats.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard, who received a Knighthood in the 2013 New Year’s Honours, spent five years as Merseyside’s top cop from 2004 to 2009.
He will return on January 24 to kick off a series of high-profile University of Liverpool public lectures.
Entitled “What Does 2020 Look Like?”, the lecture series from January to October calls upon experts to consider what the future holds in relation to security and conflict challenges.
Sir Bernard set up the specialist Matrix team on Merseyside to tackle gun crime – the first of its kind outside London.
During the free lectures, Sir Bernard and others will specifically dissect the local, national and international impact of current and future global conflicts and the threat of terrorism.
Lectures will be held at St George’s Hall, at 6pm.
Future high-profile names who will address future threats include former Army officer Colonel Tim Collins, Lord Richard Dannatt, the British Army Chief of General Staff from 2006-2009, Maajid Nawaz, the co- founder and executive director of Quilliam, the world’s first counter-extremism think tank, and former BBC Iraq correspondent Rageh Omaar.
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