Conference 2017 - Everyday innovation

The conference, which took place on 23 November, focused on creativity and innovation in policing. At a time when policing is facing an unprecedented level of demand, accompanied by growing concerns about the health and wellbeing of the workforce, a look at innovative ideas to help make the job that much easier is required, perhaps more than ever before.

It was a very engaging conference and popular and successful among delegates with delegates enjoying much debate and discussion, with examples of how innovative ideas are helping policing on a practical 'everyday' basis. Delegates heard from innovation experts from both outside and inside policing, and were encouraged to share innovative ideas which, no matter how small, are improving frontline policing.

Presentation material available for you to download

Agenda session Presenter(s)
Why do humans innovate?Professor Sophie Scott, University College London
Police Now and neighbourhood policingDave Spencer, CEO Police Now
PC Upile Mtitimila, Cheshire Constabulary
Responding to the digital revolution: justice without jurisdiction?  Carl Miller, Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos
Workshop Presenter(s)
Modern slavery: using new ways to tackle serious organised crimeGill Wootton and colleagues, Thames Valley Police
Amazon Echo and the future of policingRob Flanagan, Innovation lead, Lancashire Constabulary
Building resilience and workforce health and wellbeingAndy Rhodes, Chief Constable, Lancashire Constabulary
Fiona Meechan, Lecturer in Healthcare Leadership and Management, Alliance Manchester Business School
'Great idea', but will it work?' Evaluating innovation using a logic modelWill Finn and Emily Dryers-Beers
Knowledge, Research and Practice Team
College of Policing  
Innovative topics researched by College Bursary studentsDavid Buckle, Director of Membership and Business Development
College of Policing
Julie Henderson, Detective Chief Inspector, Bedfordshire Police
Neil Ralph, Detective Chief Inspector, Devon and Cornwall Police
Lorna Dennison-Wilkins, Sergeant, Sussex Police
Developing skills through gaming: the future of learningDr Anne Adams, Open University
Creating a culture of curiosity – tipping points, champions and testsRoger Pegrum, Tactical Lead for evidence-based practice
Greater Manchester Police


You can watch a short summary video of the conference below to give you an idea of what happened on the day.



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