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The Police Foundation's Annual Conference 2018

The Police Foundation

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

The Police Foundation's Annual Conference 2018

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
Public Sector 23 Oct 2018 £245.00 £0.00 £49.00
Private Sector 23 Oct 2018 £295.00 £0.00 £59.00
Charity/Voluntary Sector 23 Oct 2018 £195.00 £0.00 £39.00
Charity Sector Group Booking (2 people) 23 Oct 2018 £180.00 £0.00 £36.00
Charity Sector Group Booking (3 people) 23 Oct 2018 £175.00 £0.00 £35.00
Public Sector Group Booking (2 people) 23 Oct 2018 £230.00 £0.00 £46.00
Public Sector Group Booking (3 People) 23 Oct 2018 £225.00 £0.00 £45.00
Private Sector Group Booking (2 people) 23 Oct 2018 £280.00 £0.00 £56.00
Private Sector Group Booking (3 people) 23 Oct 2018 £275.00 £0.00 £55.00

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The Police Foundation’s Annual Conference

Innovation and learning in policing

24th October 2018

Supported by BT



The Police Foundation's 9th Annual Conference will explore how far we have come in supporting innovation in UK policing and what more needs to be done, both in policy and practice, to ensure that officers are equipped and able to try out new ideas. It will also look at how the police service, alongside its partners can become more evidence-based and learn as a system, generating the collective intelligence required to tackle the many challenges we face.

The conference will include keynote speeches by leading public figures, thinkers and practitioners alongside break-out sessions which will explore practical tools for unlocking innovation and learning in police forces and the community.

We will hear from Professor Lawrence Sherman on the 20th anniversary of his lecture that launched the 'Evidence Based Policing' movement. He will assess the progress over the last two decades and reflect on the relationship between innovation, learning and evidence.

We will also hear from the new Chief Executive of the College of Policing, Mike Cunningham about what the College will do over the next few years to support local innovation and spread learning throughout the police force.

Who should attend? 

The conference will bring together police officers from all ranks, Police and Crime Commissioners, academics and representatives from the private and third sectors.

Benefits of attending


  • For police officers, the conference represents an opportunity to learn more about how to innovate on the frontline, and to hear about successful examples of innovating within large and complex organisations. 
  • For police leaders, the conference will provide an opportunity to hear about how managers can create an environment that fosters innovation and learning from evidence.
  • For academics, the conference is an opportunity to think about how universities and police forces can work together to bridge the gap between research and implementing evidence-based ideas.
  • For police partners in the public and private sectors, the conference will be an opportunity to understand how the police service is aiming to unlock innovation and work with others to fight crime and protect communities.

The programme may be subject to change


  • Professor Lawrence Sherman KNO, Chair, Cambridge PEP, Institute of Criminology University of Cambridge: Evidence-based policing: a 20 year progress report (CONFIRMED)
  • Mike Cunningham QPM, CEO, College of Policing: Spreading innovation and learning: the role of the College of Policing (CONFIRMED)
  • Geoff Mulgan CBE, Chief Executive, Nesta: Big Mind: how collective intelligence can help the police learn and change (CONFIRMED)
  • Andy Rhodes QPM, Chief Constable, Lancashire Constabulary: Overcoming risk aversion in policing (CONFIRMED)

  • Katy Bourne, Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex: Innovation: the role of Police and crime Commissioners (CONFIRMED)

Break-out sessions cover:

  • ‘Teal’ policing:empowering frontline officers to innovate
  • How to create an innovation culture in the police force 
  • How to develop and test solutions: putting evidence-based policing into practice
  • How the police can work withacademics to improve policing
  • How to be a public entrepreneur 
  • Driving innovation with technology
  • The role of leaders in promoting an innovation and learning culture

View further details here 


In the spirit of austerity, the Foundation is offering a 10% discount to all police officers. To take advantage of this offer enter code PFCONF09 when booking online.

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

  • 20% discount to Police Foundation partners (Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Kent Police, City of London Police and Essex Police.) 
  • 50% discount to students (available on request) 

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

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BT Centre
81 Newgate Street
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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The Police Foundation

The Police Foundation is the only independent think tank focused exclusively on improving policing and developing knowledge and understanding of policing and crime reduction. Our mission is to generate evidence and develop ideas which deliver better policing and a safer society. We do this by producing trusted, impartial research and by working with the police and their partners to create change.

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