22 April 2021 10am – 12pm Webinar

Police force diversity is improving in the UK, but there is still a long way to go. The Policing Vision highlights the policing ambition that by 2025, the police service will be a profession with a workforce that is more representative of the communities that it serves. The service the police provides to its community is reliant on the quality of its people. With the change in crime landscape, digital transformation and new and emerging crime types we need police forces to be equipped with the skills and capabilities to effectively adapt and respond to these changes and challenges.

techUK’s Justice & Emergency Services and Skills, Talent & Diversity Programmes are working together to deliver a workshop exploring diversity in policing which will provide opportunities for the tech industry and policing partners to come together, share best practice, challenges and use cases and subsequently discuss and showcase how technology can assist in building the workforce of the future.

Questions the panel will consider:

  • With an uplift of 20,000 police officers, is this being used as an opportunity to recruit individuals from diverse backgrounds? What does this look like? How has this been progressed?
  • How are forces sharing information and best practice between each other?
  • Training and skills include educating and empowering the next generation of police officers. What does this look like?
  • What technology exists to support frontline policing on diversity?
  • Public and private sector responsibilities and commitments. What can we share?

Confirmed Speakers:

Parm Sandhu Lead Investigator, Super Complaints Team at Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), Former Chief Superintendent, Metropolitan Police
Polly Harrar (Moderator)   Founder, The Sharan Project & Joint Chair of the MPS London Harmful Practices Working Group and National Delivery Lead for the Employers Domestic Abuse Covenant (EDAC)
Rod Jarman, QPM OStJ Director, London Policing College
Paul Odle Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales' Black Asian Minority Ethnic and BAME Belief Group
Natalie Coaten

Client Executive, Home Office & Police, IBM. Vice-Chair, techUK's Justice & Emergency Services Management Committee

Mindy Mahil Police Staff Investigation Officer, West Midlands Police. Retired Police Officer. Nationally recognised expert in forced marriage, HBA/HBV


Charlie Wyatt

Programme Assistant, techUK

Georgina Henley

Georgina Henley

Programme Manager, Justice and Emergency Services, techUK

Nimmi Patel

Nimmi Patel

Policy Manager, Skills, Talent and Diversity, techUK

Jake Wall

Jake Wall

Programme Assistant, Policy, techUK