Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott will address the ACS Crime Prevention Forum in October as part of a session on prospective Police and Crime Commissioners.

Labour Humberside candidate Lord Prescott will join Surrey Conservative candidate Julie Iiles and Andrew Smith, Liberal Democrat candidate for Sussex in talking to retailers about their plans to help retailers in the fight against crime in stores.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for retailers to hear from high-profile candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner positions about what they plan to do in their respective areas to tackle to problem of retail crime and make their communities safer.”

Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected in November 2012 and will be responsible for setting policing budgets and priorities in police authorities across England and Wales.

The forum will also include presentations from convenience retailers Dean Holborn and Dilip Patel, sharing best practice and speaking about their experiences of crime.

This is a free event for ACS members, taking place on Tuesday Septemer 6 in London.