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The Police Foundation's Annual Conference 2016

The Police Foundation

Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

The Police Foundation's Annual Conference 2016

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Charity/Voluntary Sector 1 Dec 2016 £195.00 £0.00 £39.00
Public Sector 1 Dec 2016 £245.00 £0.00 £49.00
Private Sector 1 Dec 2016 £295.00 £0.00 £59.00

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The Police Foundation’s Annual Conference

Policing and justice for a digital age

1st December 2016 

Supported by BT


With crime increasingly moving into the digital domain, the police and the criminal justice system are entering a new era where criminality and law enforcement is more frequently conducted online.

The Police Foundation's seventh annual conference will focus on 'policing and justice in a digital age', addressing the skills police and justice professionals require in an increasingly internet-based society. This year's event will provide an opportunity to debate with and learn from some of the leading experts in the field about how the police, the justice system and partners can best respond to these new challenges. It will pose questions such as:

  • How is the internet enabling new forms of crime and what skills and capability are needed to meet the threat?
  • What are the implications of the next wave of technological innovations?
  • How can we use big data to solve policing problems?
  • What specialist and generalist digital skills are required and what does this mean for the workforce?
  • What role can the private sector play in supporting the police to fulfil their part?
  • How will digital technology transform the interface between policing and criminal justice?
  • How will digital technology empower victims, from reporting a crime through to going to court, and what does this mean for frontline professionals?

 The event will be chaired by Sir Bill Jeffrey KCB and speakers include: 

  • Stephen Kavanagh, Chief Constable, Essex Police (Confirmed)
  • Baroness Shields OBE, Minister for Internet Safety and Security (Invited)
  • Paul Whittaker CBE, Common Platform Transformation Director, Crown Prosecution Service (Confirmed)
  • Carl Miller, Research Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos (Confirmed)
  • Professor Michael Mulqueen, Leicestershire Police (Confirmed)
  • Rachel Tuffin, Director of Knowledge, College of Policing (Confirmed)
  • Sarah Goodall, Deputy Director, National Cybercrime Unit, National Crime Agency (Confirmed)
  • DCI Vanessa Smith, Director, Yorkshire Regional Cybercrime Unit (Invited)
  • Charlotte Pickles, Deputy Director, Reform (Confirmed)

View the full programme here

Who should attend?

The conference will appeal to senior police officers, Police and Crime Commissioners and other criminal justice professionals. It will also be of interest to government policy makers, representatives from the private and third sectors and academics.


In the spirit of austerity, the Foundation is offering a 10% discount to all police officers. To take advantage of this offer enter code PFCONF07 when booking online.

 We are also offering the following discounts (available on request)

  • 20% discount to Police Foundation partners (Thames Valley Police, Bedfordshire Police, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and West Midlands Police)

  • 50% discount to students (available on request)

BT Tower complimentary drinks and buffet reception

We are holding 40 places for early registrants to attend an informal reception which will be held on Wednesday 30 November, the night before the conference in the revolving restaurant on the 34th floor of the BT Tower. This is a truly special location rarely available to the public and places will be allocated on a strictly 'first come first served' basis. 

We hope you can join us in December for what promises to be an important and timely event.


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BT Centre
81 Newgate Street
United Kingdom

Thursday, 1 December 2016 from 09:30 to 17:00 (GMT)

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The Police Foundation

The Police Foundation is the only independent think tank focused entirely on developing knowledge and understanding of policing and crime reduction, while challenging the police service and the government to improve policing for the benefit of the public. The Police Foundation acts as a bridge between the public, the police and the government, while being owned by none of them.

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