2012 Annual Conference: Connecting the police and the public

Past event
Past event theme: Annual Conference

2012 Annual Conference: Connecting the police and the public


Our third annual conference explored the crucial role of community engagement in the context of the challenges and opportunities the police currently face, including the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners, an increased emphasis on local accountability, the rapid rise of social media and the pressure to meet the public’s expectations in an increasingly consumer-oriented society.

Selected conference footage

Ian Loader, Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford ‘Why does community engagement matter’ download slides (Powerpoint 241 kb)

Simon Cole, Chief Constable, Leicestershire Police ‘Community engagement: the police perspective’ / download slides (Powerpoint 1.2 mb)

Darra Singh OBE, Chair, Riots Communities and Victims Panel ‘Lessons from the riots: policing and community engagement’ download slides(Powerpoint 791 kb)

Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service‘Community engagement and the Metropolitan Police Service’.

Break-out session slides

David Kenyon and Aiman Elal, Victim Support, ‘Victims and witnesses: improving police relations (Powerpoint 352 kb)

Nick Keane, NPIA and Gordon Scobbie, Deputy Chief Constable, Tayside Police‘The role of social media in connecting the police and the public (Powerpoint 3.1 mb)

Dr Paul Quinton, NPIA and Professor Betsy Stanko, Metropolitan Police Service, ‘Improving the conduct of stop and search (Powerpoint 934 kb)

Ben Fowkes, Delib and Tim Hughes, Involve, ‘Effective consultation with the public online’ – presentation I (Powerpoint 2 mb) and presentation II (Powerpoint 2.9 mb)

Dr Marian FitzGerald and Simon Cole, Chief Constable, Leicestershire Police‘The limits of citizen participation in policing (Powerpoint 1.6 mb)