The Law Society Hall, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
This important conference will examine the key challenges facing the police service in the years ahead and identify the policies required to meet them.
Crime and policing remain major public concerns and if crime rises as a result of the recession, responding to this will be at the forefront of debate at the next general election. The event will examine the range of challenges facing the police service in the years ahead, in areas including:
* police leadership and accountability
* the balance between local responsiveness and national coordination
* successfully engaging communities in tackling crime
* what the police workforce of the future should look like.
The conference will offer a mixture of speeches, panel debates and participatory sessions to share policy ideas and best practice.
* Rt Hon Jacqui Smith MP, Home Secretary
* Chris Grayling MP, Conservatives
* Peter Neyroud, National Policing Improvement Agency
* David Blunkett MP, Labour
* Douglas Carswell MP, Conservatives
* Angela O’Connor, National Policing Improvement Agency
* Louise Casey, Neighbourhood Crime and Justice Adviser
* HMI Kate Flannery, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
* Bob Jones, Association of Police Authorities
* Martin Kettle, The Guardian
* Denis O’Connor, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
* Stephen Rimmer, Home Office
* Matthew Taylor, RSA