The first meeting addressed three issues:
- Are the police fit for purpose today, and if not, why not? Has the world changed so much that the old assumptions and expectations can no longer be sustained?
- How have the public’s and government’s expectations of policing changed? Are they unrealistic, and if so, what can be done to correct them?
- How can those who are excluded from the debate be drawn into it, and how can the public’s views be gathered and fed into the development of policing policy and debate?