25th & 26th June 2019

Agenda


Event Agenda

08:00 - 08:30

Registration and Networking Reception

08:30 - 08:40

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

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

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.

11:45 - 12:05

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

12:10 - 12:30

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.

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

What a PCC Does and the Value Brought to Policing

Kathryn Holloway is the PCC for Bedfordshire Police, spending as much time as possible out on the frontline with Bedfordshire Police, in the custody suites and cells, accompanying officers on emergency response patrols and in the Night Time Economy vans, policing the streets of Bedford, Luton and other towns and attending 999 events across the county.

Kathryn has enormous respect for Bedfordshire’s officers whom I have witnessed facing violence, foul abuse, drunkenness and threats of false accusations of misconduct; with calm professionalism despite unprecedented pressures. I am aware, however, that some communities are less trusting of police than others and of the need to build bridges between the Force and the public and encourage all communities to play their part in helping the police to protect us all.

I believe Bedfordshire requires a hands-on passionate advocate as Police and Crime Commissioner to understand the challenges faced by our police and to help find practical solutions at a critical point for funding and staffing in the county.

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

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.

18:05 - 18:35

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

18:05 - 18:35

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

18:35 - 18:50

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