POLICING AND ITS PARTNERS is a further forum in the well received series Cityforum has been developing with leading police figures and agencies. The purpose of the day on 4th June is to assist in determining the best use of technology and the most effective application of data to secure excellence of service and the trust and confidence of the citizen. The complexity of the structures under which policing operates and the very wide dispersal of authority over change makes police reform a long process that sometimes appears to be glacial even while progress is being made. After an opening context session, the forum proceeds to a careful study of data and how to understand, use and share it – an area where major obstacles remain. High quality policing and clever coordination with other agencies will not be possible until the minefields that deter data sharing have been cleared.
What is required in the four years leading up to the next general election to reimagine and reinvigorate collaboration is the theme of a major discussion in the middle of the day involving police, local authority speakers, regulators and public service auditors as well as a data authority from industry.
The demands on police and partner services are complex enough already but these may appear to be small and manageable in the light of what the fourth industrial revolution will bring as artificial intelligence, nano technology, robotics, social engineering and other factors become important in determining the future for society. Panellists will be drawn from public, private and the third sectors which work in criminal justice and the delivery of welfare and social cohesion. This final session of the round table will look at what could go right and, equally importantly, at what would be at risk if things go wrong with the technology and data solutions that are intended to help deliver effect, trust and confidence.
Potentially huge leaps in science and technology are coming and they will have a profound effect on policing and the work of the service with its partners in securing a safe, just and confident society.
Confirmed speakers include:
Mr Nick Alston Chairman Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust and former Essex Police and Crime Commissioner
Ms Christina Dykes Associate Cityforum
Mr Ian Hopkins Chief Constable Greater Manchester Police
Ms Jen Housego Head of Digital Kent & Essex Police
Mr Matt Jukes Chief Constable South Wales Police
Mr Neil Roberts Chair NPTC; CIO Surrey and Sussex
Mr Stephen Roberts Director Vigilant Research
Draft agenda to be published shortly.
Monday 4th June 2018
IBM, Upper Ground, London, UKShow map
Who should attend?
Police Officers, and officials from relevant government departments and agencies. Private sector companies wishing to partner with the police.