14 Dec 2021

Police Scotland – Opportunity to support IAG on Emerging Technologies

We want to hear from YOU!

In partnership with the Home Office Accelerated Capability Environment

techUK was delighted to have been approached by the Scottish Government in November 2020 to sit on the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) reporting into the Cabinet Secretary for Justice on Police Scotland’s use of emerging technologies.

The main purpose of the IAG is to ensure Police Scotland’s use of emerging technologies - in relation to operational policing - is compatible with human rights and other applicable legislation and best practice. The group will look to produce findings, recommendations and, an ethical framework document to assist Police Scotland with its consideration of deployment of any future new or emerging technology.

techUK is seeking members response to the following questions to support the IAG’s report. In addition, techUK will be running a workshop with Police Scotland in the new year based on the responses to the below. Please provide as much, or as little information as you would like. Deadline for submissions is Friday 14 January 17.00hrs. Please email to [email protected] There is no particular format but we would appreciate your response to be broken up by each question with your response below it.

  1. How can the victim be put at the centre of the discussions around technological development? This applies to both data sharing practices/ developments internally as well as external engagement.
  2. What do next generation standards look like for data/ digital evidence?
  3. What are the standards industry should be aware of? What standards emerge from outside policing?
  4. Evidence based decision making in the adoption of tech. How can industry engage academia when developing evidence-based pilots?. Research, experience in adoption of technologies.
  5. What is your offering to be Police Scotland in their adoption of emerging technology? (relating to the gathering of digital data and evidence)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Georgie: [email protected]

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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