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Police Governance Summit 2019: Programme announced

Chief constable recruitment and retention, the legacy of austerity, measuring performance and maintaining transparency are just some of the issues to be explored at this year's Police Governance Summit 2019. BOOKING IS NOW OPEN for the Summit which takes place 3 - 4 July, 2019. Put the dates in your diary today - and book your place now!

Wednesday, 3rd to Thursday, 4th July at the De Vere Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry

Booking now open – CLICK HERE

We are delighted to announce that Policing Insight will, once again, be the Media Partner for the second CoPaCC Police Governance Summit, taking place 3 – 4 July, 2019.

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) was introduced in 2012 as police forces faced huge cuts to their budgets against a backdrop of rising demand. Despite austerity, PCCs and OPCCs have achieved a great deal in difficult circumstances.

However, the role is in its relative infancy and there are still many challenges ahead. Do PCCs respect the operational independence of their Chief Constables? What is the legacy of austerity in terms of forces’ financial resilience? How do PCCs respond to national threats when their remit is to focus on local priorities? Can a PCC also run a fire service? And what can PCCs and their teams learn from (and share with) those responsible for police governance elsewhere across the British Isles? The Police Governance Summit 2019 will explore and seek solutions to these and many other issues facing police governance.

Booking is now open for the Summit which will be held at the De Vere Staverton Park Hotel in Daventry. The core agenda for the second Police Governance Summit has now been announced.

Wednesday, 3rd July (Day One)

  • Welcome Address
  • Session 1: Measuring Performance – how best to assess and interpret data
  • Session 2: Recruitment of, and relationship with, the Chief Constable
  • Lunch
  • Session 3: Financial Resilience – emerging from austerity?
  • Session 4: Strategic Policing Requirement – as ‘national threats’ evolve, how will local contributions need to change?
  • Tea & networking
  • Session 5: Details to be announced
  • Session 6: Transparency – to include presentation of the OPCC Transparency Quality Marks 2019
  • Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner

Thursday, 4th July (Day Two)

  • Session 7: Police Governance across the British Isles – what can we learn from each other?
  • Refreshments & networking
  • Session 8: Police & Fire Governance – what are the wider emerging lessons?
  • Lunch & networking
  • Session 9: Details to be announced
  • Closing remarks

Speaker Details

The confirmed speakers for the Police Governance Summit 2019 are currently as follows:

  • Nick Alston CBE DL is the Chair of the Policing Institute for the Eastern Region at Anglia Ruskin University, and a non-executive Director of the National Crime Agency. He is the former Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex. 
  • Sandra Andrews leads CoPaCC’s work on OPCC Transparency 
  • Simon Bullock, Chief Executive of the Dorset Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (Dorset OPCC)
  • Susan Deacon CBE. Susan is the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority. She served as a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) from 1999 to 2007, and was Scotland’s first Cabinet Minister for Health and Community Care following devolution. Susan was awarded a CBE for services to businesses, education and public service in 2017.
  • Dan Ebanks, Co-Founder of Firesouls
  • Josephine Feehily, founder Chairperson of the Irish Policing Authority and former Chair of the Revenue Commissioners in the Irish Republic. 
  • Rob Garnham, serving member of the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Panel, and former Chair of the Association of Police Authorities (APA)
  • Paul Grady, Head of Police for Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Susannah Hancock. Susannah is the CEO for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). Susannah’s roles prior to joining the APCC included Assistant Chief Executive of the national charity, Victim Support, National Head of Performance for the Youth Justice Board, and Director of Reducing Reoffending for the London Criminal Justice Board.
  • Richard James, MD at Intensive Engagement, Local Policing & Legitimacy Subject Matter Expert at the College of Policing, and former Superintendent at Thames Valley Police. 
  • Stephen Kavanagh QPM. Steve is the former Chief Constable of Essex Police, having previously been a Deputy Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police Service.
  • Tom Kirchmaier. Tom is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance, focusing on understanding the various aspects of crime and policing, as well as on understanding organisations using data from the police. He is a Member of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Service’s (HMICFRS’s) Academic Reference Group.
  • Supt Tim Metcalfe of Thames Valley Police 
  • Stephen Mold. Stephen is the elected Conservative Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire. 
  • Iain Murray, Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP
  • Bernard Rix is the CEO of CoPaCC, Publisher of Policing Insight and the Founder of the World Class Policing Awards
  • Carl Roberts, Director at Maw Consulting Group and former Partner at PA Consulting
  • Steve Rodhouse. Steve is the Director General (Operations) for the National Crime Agency. He joined the NCA in June 2018, having previously worked as a Commander in the Metropolitan Police Service with lead responsibility for Gangs and Organised Crime. He is now responsible for overseeing the NCA’s intelligence, investigation and tasking functions, and ensuring that the Serious and Organised Crime threats to the UK are understood and responded to in the most effective way across law enforcement.
  • Martin Surl. Martin is the elected Independent Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire. 
  • Paddy Tipping. Paddy is the elected Labour Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire. 
  • Martyn Underhill. Martyn is the elected Independent Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset.
  • Ian Wiggett is a CoPaCC Director and former ACC at Greater Manchester Police. Ian is the Conference Director for the Police Governance Summit 2019.

CoPaCC’s first Police Governance Summit last year attracted a capacity audience, and excellent feedback. Here’s a representative cross-section of the comments from that first Summit:

  • “Great first conference – I really look forward to seeing how this grows and changes next year and onwards”
  • “Given this was the first such event of this nature, it was a really good start”
  • “Length and pace of the conference was spot on”
  • “Generally excellent speakers who were very well informed on topics and focused in their presentations. The event was well organised. Thanks! I learned a lot”.
  • And – remarkably – feedback from EVERY attendee indicated they planned to attend future Governance Summits. 

This year’s Police Governance Summit is sponsored by Grant Thornton, the leading police assurance provider. 

With the support and guidance of leading police governance professionals, academics and other interested parties, this year’s Police Governance Summit will be even more informative for attendees. Booking is now open

Who should attend?

The Summit will be of particular interest and relevance to:

  • OPCC Chief Executives, Chiefs of Staff and Treasurers 
  • Other OPCC members of staff actively engaged in decision-making
  • Police and Crime Panel Chairs, Members and their Support Staff
  • Police and Crime Commissioners

Others that will find the Summit of benefit include:

  • Those with police governance responsibilities working within either the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, or the Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Police Authority Members (such as for Police Scotland, the British Transport Police Authority or the Northern Ireland Policing Board)
  • Police Authorities’ Support Staff
  • Police officers and staff with responsibility for aspects of policing governance within their forces
  • National and local government officials with responsibility for police governance policy development
  • Those within HMICFRS, the National Crime Agency or other agencies whose work is relevant
  • Potential candidates for the May 2020 PCC elections, wishing to familiarise themselves with the work of OPCCs at an early opportunity
  • Those in academia with a particular interest in police governance 
  • Voluntary and third sector organisation staff wishing to improve their understanding of the work of their local OPCC
  • Police suppliers also wishing to improve their understanding of the work of OPCCs
  • Those from outside the United Kingdom with an interest in policing governance

CoPaCC are working to obtain CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Certification for this event.

To close, a little more feedback from last year’s Summit…

Still not sure about booking? Then take a look at the scores that last year’s attendees gave the Summit on their feedback.

  • “I was satisfied with the overall Summit content”:
    • Strongly agree – 71%
    • Agree – 29%
    • Nobody disagreed
  • “I was satisfied with the overall style and structure of the Summit”:
    • Strongly agree – 53%
    • Agree – 47%
    • Nobody disagreed
  • “Please specify your main purpose(s) for attending the Summit”
    • Enhance knowledge – 19%
    • Inform best practice – 21%
    • Personal development – 14%
    • Professional networking – 21%
    • Strategic awareness – 14%
    • Update – 12%

And Summit fees are currently being held at the same level as in 2018. So do book now

Wednesday, 3rd to Thursday, 4th July at the De Vere Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry

Booking now open – CLICK HERE 

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