NPCC Chair Sara Thorton delivers our annual lecture

Chief Constable Sara Thorton, newly appointed chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council argued that the challenges of changing requirements and cost pressure mean that we have to think imaginatively and radically about policing.

Speaking at the Police Foundation’s annual John Harris Memorial Lecture, she said that the service must focus on better demand management, a commitment to evidence-based policing, further integration with other organisations and emphasise legitimacy. This will require very different workforce skills and a change in leadership culture. 

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