Less than 24 hours until our most interactive conference yet

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Less than 24 hours until our most interactive conference yet

21 May 2018

It’s less than 24 hours until our Annual Conference in Birmingham where we will be debating issues affecting policing, sharing best practice and showcasing what we do.

The conference will be held at the Birmingham International Conference Centre (ICC) on Tuesday 22 May and Wednesday 23 May 2018.

The theme for this year is Protecting the Protectors – the reality of policing”, focusing on issues including better protection for officers assaulted on duty and for those who undertake emergency response and pursuit drives.

Calum Macleod, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “It’s great to be here in Birmingham and I am looking forward to welcoming you all to what is going to be our most interactive conference yet.

“Over the course of two days, we will be in the presence of a number of MPs – some more supportive than others.  We are grateful to those who are helping to change legislation and we are optimistic of the opportunities conference brings to lobby further.  It is rare to have cross-party officials under one roof, focusing solely on policing. It is my aim to make this one of the most interactive conferences yet, with much more time factored in for Q&As.”

Sessions across the two days include:

•    The current crisis in detective policing
•    Issues around stop and search
•    The importance of neighbourhood policing in counter terrorism
•    Discipline and performance, with a first conference appearance by representatives from the new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
•    Driving change for officer welfare, with sessions on fatigue and the demand/capacity imbalance.

There will also be a session on Taking the Federation Forward which will cover highlights from our Annual Public Value Report and the Advisory Group’s Annual Report – both can be found on our website.

The full agenda for the event can be found online here. For the latest updates from the two day event follow #polfed18 on Twitter.