25th & 26th June 2019

Agenda


Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and Networking Reception

08:30 - 08:40

Nick Downing, Assistant Chief Constable & NPCC lead Financial Investigation & Proceeds of Crime
Nick Downing
Assistant Chief Constable & NPCC lead Financial Investigation & Proceeds of Crime
Kent & Essex Police & NPCC

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:40 - 09:00

Gareth Wilson, Chief Constable & NPCC Chair for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Board
Gareth Wilson
Chief Constable & NPCC Chair for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Board
Suffolk Constabulary
OPENING KEYNOTE

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy

The Policing Vision 2025 states that by 2025 the police service will attract and retain a workforce of confident professionals able to operate with a high degree of autonomy and accountability and will better reflect its communities.

In the autumn of 2018, the NPCC and APCC launched a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy that will enable success in achieving that vision. Gareth Wilson led the national committee in developing the strategy and associated toolkits, and describes 2019 as the foundation year for delivering the strategy. Today he will describe the progress the strategy has had to date, the learning from implementation, and why failure to give true leadership will lead to a disenfranchised workforce and erode community confidence.

09:00 - 09:20

Andrew White, Assistant Chief Officer
Andrew White
Assistant Chief Officer
Lincolnshire Police

An Integrated Tech Strategy in Policing - “trying to make sense of chaos”

Andrew will talk about how Lincolnshire Police – a small poorly funded police force has developed a technology strategy that focuses on operational delivery, maximising system use whilst managing costs. He will not describe any “silver bullet” solutions but simply how technology has been given a clear voice at the top table and how this has transformed Lincolnshire’s approach to using technology ranging from command & control, mobile data to drones.

09:20 - 09:40

Solution Provider Case Study

09:40 - 10:00

Simon Clifford, Director of Technology and Digital Transformation (OPFCC)
Simon Clifford
Director of Technology and Digital Transformation (OPFCC)
Northamptonshire Police

Police Digital Transformation at Pace & Scale

Simon Clifford, Director for Technology and Digital Transformation, Northamptonshire Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner (OPFCC), since 2016. He has over 25 years as a digital transformation specialist leading innovation to support improved business efficiency & productivity growth.

Simon has pioneered the use of serverless computing introducing the Digital 101 pilot project, and new capability areas including Police Cyber Alarm currently in Pilot across five Police Forces which he will be sharing with you in this session.

10:05 - 10:25

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

10:30 - 11:00

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

11:00 - 11:20

Solution Provider Case Study

11:20 - 11:40

Jo Ashworth, Programme Director for NPCC Transforming Forensics
Jo Ashworth
Programme Director for NPCC Transforming Forensics
NPCC

Transforming Forensics Programme: the story so far

Forensics is an integral part of policing which faces the challenges of an increasingly digital world. Our forensic service needs to modernise, to become more efficient, effective, take advantage of leading edge technology and innovation and respond to present and future demands.

The Transforming Forensics programme will develop existing services to build world leading capabilities that are aligned with the Policing Vision 2025’s broader transformation goals.

At the heart of its vision is creation of the Forensic Capability Network (FCN) which, through working together nationally will deliver high quality, specialist forensic science and capabilities, share knowledge and improve resilience.

Jo is currently leading the Transforming Forensics programme, in this session she will share the journey they have been on so far and explain the ultimate aim of creating the FCN.

11:45 - 12:05

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

12:10 - 12:30

Andy Cooke, Chief Constable & NPCC Lead for Serious & Organised Crime
Andy Cooke
Chief Constable & NPCC Lead for Serious & Organised Crime
Merseyside Police

Serious and Organised Crime threat the “Wicked problem” just became more complex

CC Cooke is the Chief Constable for Merseyside, the national policing lead for Serious & Organised crime (SOC) and responsible for the Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCU) network across England and Wales.

Working alongside the Director General of the National Crime Agency they ensure that Law Enforcement is focused on the key threats causing most harm and delivering the most appropriate response to tackle SOC.

The policing landscape is changing as forces adjust to the challenges of austerity on themselves and the impact on services provided by key partners, whilst the scale and complexity of the criminal challenges continue to increase driven by technology and changes in social behaviour.

The new Serious and Organised Crime strategy is a good starting point, to tackling the whole issue and rebalancing the effort away from a PURSUE focused approach. How this translates into local policing and communities will be key to its success.

12:35 - 13:30

Group 1 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 1 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

12:35 - 13:30

Oliver Plumpton, Head of ICT
Oliver Plumpton
Head of ICT
Cleveland Police

Group 2 - Group Discussion What does AI and Automation mean for Policing?

While automation has been around for a long time, the emergence of new digital capabilities and tools is moving how (and what) we automate into a wholly new realm. The challenge for many organisations is that they know the likes of artificial intelligence (AI) should be on their digital shopping lists, but they’re uncertain about why – and even how they can be used.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is often the first step, but there the journey ends for too many organisations.

What can this “rise of the robots” mean for Policing and what are some of the potential threats and opportunities that AI and automation may present?

Group 2 - Group Discussion What does AI and Automation mean for Policing?

13:30 - 14:25

Networking Lunch

Networking Lunch

14:30 - 15:25

Group 2 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

Group 2 - P2P Connect Speed Networking

14:30 - 15:25

Oliver Plumpton, Head of ICT
Oliver Plumpton
Head of ICT
Cleveland Police

Group 1 - Group Discussion What does AI and Automation mean for Policing?

While automation has been around for a long time, the emergence of new digital capabilities and tools is moving how (and what) we automate into a wholly new realm. The challenge for many organisations is that they know the likes of artificial intelligence (AI) should be on their digital shopping lists, but they’re uncertain about why – and even how they can be used.

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is often the first step, but there the journey ends for too many organisations.

What can this “rise of the robots” mean for Policing and what are some of the potential threats and opportunities that AI and automation may present?

Group 1 - Group Discussion What does AI and Automation mean for Policing?

15:30 - 16:30

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

16:30 - 16:50

Kathryn Holloway, Police and Crime Commissioner
Kathryn Holloway
Police and Crime Commissioner
Bedfordshire Police

PCCs - What Do They Bring to Policing? The Myths and the Reality. One Police and Crime Commissioner’s View.

Kathryn Holloway, who has been PCC for Bedfordshire since May 2016, will explain her own vision of what a PCC should deliver to policing and the public and her personal interpretation of ‘holding to account’. Kathryn has supported her Chief Constable, Jon Boutcher, in robust arguments in support of increased funding for Bedfordshire Police, and policing across

the 43 forces of England and Wales as a whole, in public and behind closed doors - within Government, in local, regional and national media and as a witness before the Home Affairs Select Committee on Police Funding. She holds strong views concerning the benefits and drawbacks of what is a recently created role which is much misunderstood by the public, partners, policing itself at times and even, on occasion, Government itself. Kathryn is among the second tranche of PCCs setting a strategic direction for policing as the public’s ‘voice’ since creation of the post.

16:50 - 17:10

Solution Provider Case Study - Stream 1/2/3/4

17:15 - 17:45

Business Meetings

Business Meetings

17:45 - 18:05

Nick Aldworth, National Coordinator Protect & Prepare
Nick Aldworth
National Coordinator Protect & Prepare
Metropolitan Police

Integrating the Police and the Private Sector to Counter Terrorism

The shifting nature of terrorism in the last decade has arguably created the need for policing to acknowledge that it can no longer address the threats and risks that exist and keep people safe. Nick Aldworth will explore how counter-terrorism policing is moving to a more integrated approach with the private sector that includes shifting traditional police responsibilities into the hands of others. He will explain the challenges of mobilising a very capable private sector into delivering discretionary effort in support of CT policing and talk about the Step-Change programme that is starting to challenge long-held perceptions of how to fight terrorism.

18:05 - 18:25

BJ Harrington, Chief Constable
BJ Harrington
Chief Constable
Essex Police
CLOSING KEYNOTE

Policing OR Public Order Policing

This presentation is to ensure we recognise and understand that public order policing has on all elements of policing. These include community safety, policing operations, crime prevention, planning, response, intelligence and investigation. As the National Lead of the NPCC Public Order/Public Safety & Conflict Management Portfolio, Chief Constable Harrington will talk about the importance of understanding the wider remit of public order policing in modern day society, not just in protest or disorder situations but also at large music festivals and sporting events based on the identified threat, risk and harm.

18:30 - 19:00

Andrew White, Assistant Chief Officer
Andrew White
Assistant Chief Officer
Lincolnshire Police

Winedown Workshop 1 - Getting the Best from Existing Technology

Many police forces use technology that does not meet their needs. This discussion looks at ways that the group can suggest how they have improved the functionality of existing systems by changing the way that they are used in forces through coaching, training, linking with other systems - all ideas welcome.

Winedown Workshop 1 - Getting the Best from Existing Technology

18:30 - 19:00

Paul Guy, Head of ICT Software Development
Paul Guy
Head of ICT Software Development
Durham Constabulary

Winedown Workshop 2 - Forecasting Criminal Behaviour

Join Paul in this workshop to share your views and discuss the following:

  • Forecasting can it be useful in predicting future reoffending
  • Grading Offenders using Random Forests
  • Durham Constabulary Custody Model and Checkpoint
Winedown Workshop 2 - Forecasting Criminal Behaviour

19:00 - 19:10

Coffee and Networking Break - Day 1 Close

Coffee and Networking Break - Day 1 Close

20:00 - 20:30

Drinks Reception

Drinks Reception

20:30 - 22:30

Networking Dinner

Networking Dinner