The Police Foundation’s first annual conference addressed some of the practical and ethical issues the police will face in an era of public service disinvestment.
Reduced public spending and tighter budget controls, not to mention policing the Olympics, will pose serious challenges for the police service but may also offer valuable opportunities.
The conference brought together representatives from the police service and police authorities with suppliers from the private sector to identify the advantages and disadvantages of collaboration. They also explored how the police service could benefit more from the resources currently available.
Selected conference footage
- Lord Michael Bichard, Fellow, Institute for Government. ‘Concerns of the incoming government and the prudent Chief Constable’.
- Peter Neyroud QPM, Chief Executive, NPIA. ‘Preserving the core values of policing in a period of significant change’.
- Sir Ian Johnston CBE, QPM DL Director of Security and Resilience, London 2012 Organising Committee and Robert Raine, Director of Olympic Safety and Security, Home Office . ‘Working with the private sector to deliver a safe and secure Olympic Games’.
- David Albury, Co-Chair, The Innovation Unit. ‘The role of innovation in improving policing’.