Chris Lawton 

Public Safety & Security Advisor

Chris Lawton will be covering issues of crime and victimisation of the Seniors of New Zealand. In particular he will be considering what agencies are currently doing to meet the security needs of the aged. He will be considering the questions of; How much crime is experienced by seniors? What perceptions do seniors have of crime? Are seniors worried about victimisation?

Chris is currently the Chairman of the Community Patrols of New Zealand Charitable Trust, which is a voluntary position, he is also the Director of the Security Institute of New Zealand and typically uses the working title of Public Safety & Security Advisor. He has 20 years experience as a police officer in New Zealand and 18 year experience as a security consultant.

Community Patrols of New Zealand Charitable Trust (CPNZ) is a voluntary group that typically has many volunteers over 60 years of age. These individuals come together with the Police and are actively patrolling their communities to keep them safe and provide an even safer environment for the future. CPNZ provides a safe environment in which everyone, young and old, can assist in a positive way.

As Director of the Security Institute of New Zealand he asks the wider security industry what they are doing to assist in the overall security of senior New Zealanders.