Chief officer CPD events

Sessions for those working at ACC level and above (and police staff equivalents).

Events usually run every other Tuesday, and at the same timeslot of 3pm to 4.30pm.

To register for any of these or if you have any suggestions for CPD topics or activities, email:


2 November 2021

‘Tech savvy’ by Deloitte (3pm to 4.30pm)

The purpose of this session is to equip you with the knowledge and mindset to lead in a digital environment (the 'what' and the 'why') and be effective customers for technology delivery (the 'how').  Become tech-savvy by learning from tech experts at Deloitte about the technological landscape and how to apply that to your role as a senior responsible officer, as you lead organisations that are enhanced by commercial partnerships. 

Topics include digital and analytics, cloud, automation and artificial intelligence, and cyber – what they are, why they are important to you and how they can enable better operational and strategic outcomes.

16 November 2021

‘The power of diverse thinking’ (3pm to 4.30pm)

Matthew Syed (author of the bestseller, Rebel Ideas) will challenge us to see the value of diverse thinking, to harness our unique perspectives, pool our collective intelligence and tackle the greatest challenges we face as a police service.

The session will show us how to become more creative and collaborative in an interconnected world and it will also examine how we can break free of the echo chambers that surround us. It should inspire us to create an increasingly inclusive police service where those who think differently are central to our future success.  

25 January 2022

Public health leadership – public health approaches within policing (3pm to 4.30pm)

This session is to support senior leaders to consider the context, rationale and implementation of a public health approach to policing. 

It will include:

  • what we mean by public health approaches
  • the benefits of adopting public health approaches within policing
  • what is available to support local implementation

The session will be delivered by Chief Constable Julian Moss of West Mercia Police and Linda Hindle of Public Health England.

SIRO Hydra exercise

The SIRO Hydra scheduled for 6 September has been postponed. The new date is to be confirmed.

For cost and availability please contact:


This one-day Hydra-facilitated event will be extremely beneficial to those who currently perform the role of senior information risk owner (SIRO) or are likely to in the future. 

Through immersive learning the delegate will be called upon to make decisions, and explain the rationale behind them while managing an information breach scenario.  The scenario will explore the management of risk and provide opportunities for developing strategies for mitigating risk. 

It will also consider the role and remit of the SIRO, the need for strong information governance and highlight the sources of information and support available to the SIRO. The scenario is based on a real incident and consequently, SIRO's could be called upon to manage such an incident at any time.

Entry requirements

The course is open to those who currently perform the role of SIRO or are likely to in the future at deputy chief constable and assistant chief constable level or equivalent.

If you require on-site accommodation this is chargeable and will be dependent on availability. 

Contact for price information.

The CSLE women’s leadership network

At these facilitated group meetings, women in leadership positions are provided with an opportunity to extend networks and share experiences with other female leaders from across the sectors. Acknowledging gender issues by sharing experiences can propel awareness, improving the working environment and boosting confidence.

As a member of the group you will be able to discuss your experiences and gain advice from other women. This will help tackle the challenges women face in organisations and across sectors.

For more information and details on how to register, email: (Jackie Smith, director, Cross Sector Leadership Exchange).