19 Nov 2021

Event round-up: Police Science and Technology Strategy Roundtable

techUK was delighted to host the Home Office and the new Policing Chief Scientific Advisor, Professor Paul Taylor for a roundtable discussing the launch of a Police Science and Technology Strategy. The session explored how Policing can access science and technology products and services in the short, medium and long term.

The strategy is to set a clear direction showing how police can benefit from the best science and technology, shape future technology and build an effective, efficient 21st century Police Service.

The session communicated the vital role industry plays in its development with attendees urged to get involved and input into the session in order to help shape the strategy. This was one of many sessions in order to ensure a collaborative approach in the strategies development, with input not just from industry but Government, policing and academia as well. For an effective strategy, it must articulate the broad range of views and opinions ensuring ethical research, evidence and innovation are at the heart of effective policing. The session was broken into two breakout rooms which addressed the following:

  1. What’s currently working well, and not working well, regarding Policing’s use of science and technology and engagement with industry partners?
  2. How could Policing improve its approach to making use of science and technology, particularly how it engages with industry partners?
  3. How could Industry work better with Policing to help them make use of science and technology, and how can the strategy enable this?

Thank you to all members who got involved in the discussion. We will be in touch with regards to next steps.

Prior to the breakout rooms, we were presented an overview and introduction to the strategy, the work and the importance of it. You can watch the presentation below.

Georgina Henley

Georgina Henley

Programme Manager, Justice and Emergency Services, techUK

Georgie joined techUK as the Justice and Emergency Services Programme Manager in March 2020.

Georgie is dedicated to representing suppliers by creating a voice for those who are selling into blue lights and the justice system, but also by helping them in navigating this market. Georgie is committed to creating a platform for collaboration, from engaging with industry and stakeholders to understand the latest innovations, to the role tech can play in responding to a range of issues our justice and emergency services are facing 

Prior to joining techUK, Georgie managed a Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) in Westminster. She worked closely with the Metropolitan Police and London borough councils to prevent and reduce the impact of crime on the business community. Her work ranged from the impact of low-level street crime and anti-social behaviour on the borough, to critical incidents and violent crime.

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