N8 Event To Shape Development Of Regional Policing


A special event to identify opportunities for collaboration and innovation in regional policing will take place later this month.

The N8 Policing Research Partnership has organised the event, which will take place on 24 March 2014, 10.00am – 3.30pm, at the University of Leeds.

Confirmed speakers at the event include:

  • Prof Dame Shirley Pearce, Chair of the College of Policing
  • Sir Peter Fahy QPM, Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police
  • Ron Hogg, Police and Crime Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington

A round table panel including senior representatives from operational policing, the Offices of the Police and Crime Commissioners, government and funders and researchers will discuss some of the key issues.

Delegates will also discuss development of the N8 regional policing research hub, funded through the College of Policing’s Innovation Capacity Fund, as a platform for knowledge exchange, and innovation around eight key themes:

  • Community engagement
  • Critical incident decision making
  • Cyber crime
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Policing partnerships
  • Public order
  • Serious and organised crime

Discussions will also focus on how the hub can lead to greater collaboration between universities, PCCs, police forces and partner organisations across the north of England.

The agenda for this event is available here.

To attend the conference, please contact Clare Johnson by email.