The Police Foundation is launching a new report 'Data-driven policing and public value' which was generously supported by Accenture, BT and the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) at the University of Bath.
Policing is operating in a context of particularly rapid change, with police forces operating under considerable stress and faced with reduced budgets. Crime is changing rapidly, in part driven by the technological revolution. New skills are being demanded of police officers. The public is increasingly tech-savvy and expects the police to be so too. This changing context inevitably requires far reaching change in the nature of policing.
This new report looks at how the police can meet this challenge through the imaginative use of data-driven technologies. The report includes over 20 innovation case studies from around the UK and overseas and assesses how these contribute to public value (including crime reduction, civility in public spaces and public confidence). The report discusses the challenges that must be addressed if the police are to use these technologies while continuing to command public confidence and sets out a number of recommendations to achieve this.
The event will include a presentation of findings of the report and in addition to the speakers below, there will also be an opportunity to hear from some of the policing practitioners highlighted in the report.
Dr Ian Kearns is Visiting Fellow at the IPR and Senior Associate Fellow at The Police Foundation. He is a former Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), and former Director of the Global Government Industry Practice of Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Prior to this, Dr Kearns co-founded the European Leadership Network in 2011, with former UK Defence Secretary, Des Browne.
Sir Thomas Winsor is HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and HM Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services. Sir Thomas is a lawyer admitted to practise in both Scotland and England and Wales. In private practice, he specialised in complex commercial projects, finance, public law and the design and operation of economic and safety regulatory systems for essential public services such as energy, water and transport.