Future of policing on display at The Emergency Services Show

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe. Photo: Bruce Adams/ANL/Shutterstock

The UK Government’s £1bn investment into policing, putting an additional 20,000 officers on the streets over the next three years, will require considerable spend on training, equipment and connected technologies.

Future Policing, a new feature within The Emergency Services Show, will showcase the latest innovations available for the police sector.

The Emergency Services Show 2020 takes place from 23-24 September at the NEC in Birmingham. The show brings together all disciplines from the emergency services sector to discover innovative technologies and operational solutions, share their experiences and unite in their collaborative approach to public safety.

Future Policing, sponsored by Audax, has the full backing of the Police Federation of England and Wales and will feature a Microsoft Policing Pavilion as well as a two-day CPD-accredited high-level conference. Showcasing a senior line-up of speakers, themes will include: Policing Vision 2025; policy and transformational change; changes in crime: violent crime, drugs, online crime; a policing model out-paced by technology; successful collaboration between emergency services; and creation of a Home Office Technology Innovation Hub.

Future Policing is supported by an Advisory Council, Chaired by Lord Hogan-Howe, the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. The council will feature representation from key police sector bodies, including: the Home Office, National Police Chiefs Council, Police ICT Company and the College of Policing, among others.

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe said, “I am delighted to Chair the Advisory Council for Future Policing at The Emergency Services Show. With £1bn of additional funding committed to put an additional 20,000 officers back on our streets, something I have actively campaigned for, the timing is perfect to pull together government, agencies and operational stakeholders.”

The Emergency Services Show is now in its 15th year and is the UK’s only annual event for all emergency services responders, with a keen focus on emerging technology for the sector. The show also offers over 80 free CPD-accredited seminars and a host of live demonstrations.