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Dario joined legacy Strathclyde Police in 2003 where he worked extensively in response and community policing in Glasgow. As part of this post he worked closely with refugee communities to build a positive relationship with the police in Scotland and improve community integration. Dario has also worked with local authorities and the Crown Office in developing ways to improve knowledge of Scots law among 'new Scots' communities.
In 2011 Dario was part of the CIRV (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence) project which was set up by the Violence Reduction Unit to tackle gang violence. The success of this project influenced Dario’s approach to problem solving policing making him a firm believer in partnership working and a public health approach to violence.
In 2014, Dario piloted the Police Scotland Youth Volunteer (PSYV)scheme in Glasgow, which aimed to inspire young people from all backgrounds to participate positively in their communities. He was involved in the national roll- out of the programme which now has more than a thousand volunteers across Scotland.
Dario returned to the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in 2018 and took on the role of project lead for social enterprise Street & Arrow. The programme believes in second chances and offers people supported employment for a year to help build a positive future for them and their families.