APA-ACPO International Policing Exhibition 2010

The APA-ACPO International Policing Exhibition 2010 is set to be the most high profile event for police, police authorities and the Home Office following the General Election. To help meet the new political agenda for policing, over 100 leading suppliers to the policing and security sectors will showcase their latest technology and services in the areas of surveillance, protecting the public, counter terror, domestic extremism, public order, serious organised crime, police transport and much more!

Organised on behalf of the APA and ACPO in association with the Home Office, this leading event takes place from 30th June - 1st July at Manchester Central and is free to attend for all police authorities, police officers, police staff, associates and colleagues.

Free seminar programme
The exhibition features a variety of educational workshops, presentations and case studies from organisations currently engaged in groundbreaking projects with police forces and authorities. Organisations involved in compiling the programme include the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), ISIS, Greater Manchester Police and the Olympic & Paralympics Policing Coordination (OPC) Team.

The extensive two-day knowledge-building programme provides key-learning opportunities for visitors in a wide range of areas including:

  • Forensics
  • E-services, online engagement
  • Gateway Hub
  • Leadership and Management Training
  • Law Enforcement
  • Crime Reduction against Gangs and Guns
  • Mobile technology and Multi-Agency interoperability
  • Olympics and Police Procurement
  • Community Safety and Public Security
  • IT and Communications

A key focus of the seminar programme is on forensics with The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) running a full morning of educational seminars on their Forensics21 Programme - transforming the delivery of forensics fit for the 21st Century. The Forensics21 programme aims to support the policing vision of a safer society by transforming the delivery of forensics, and these educational seminars will update visitors on the progress to date of a number projects within the programme, including Accelerated DNA Profiling Technology (ADAPT), Detainee At Police Station Sampling (DAPSS), National Footwear Database and Citizen Focus.

Also taking place, Dr Simon Bennett from Forensic Science Service will present his view of today’s changing forensic marketplace and how to stay at the cutting edge of forensic science in the seminar ‘The Forensic Market Challenge - In It Together’.

IT and Communications efficiency will be another key focus of the programme. Bruce Everest, senior solutions architect at Vodafone, is presenting on ‘cutting through the complexity’ of multiple platforms using ‘unified communications’ to deliver organisational agility, reduce communication costs and simplify operations. ISIS programme director Nick Deyes, is giving an insight into the Information Systems Improvement Strategy plans for 2010-11 and Steve Littlejohn from the NPIA is offering Chief Officers and Police Authorities support in using the OGC Gateway Review Process which can help scrutinise projects and assure they are on track to deliver.

Other seminars include leadership and management training from LSN, sessions on procurement from the North West Portal and the Olympic & Paralympic Coordination team as well as an insight into Greater Manchester Police’s response to gangs and guns. To see the full programme and seminar timings visit www.apa-acpo.co.uk

Alongside the free knowledge-building programme, the latest policing equipment and technology will be displayed from over 100 exhibitors in everything from command and control systems, special operations, surveillance and drug detection to forensics, protective clothing and career training. Exhibitors in the defence and security sector will be displaying the latest technology and services for the counter terrorism community. These include defence organisations such as the Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB), the UK’s AeroSpace, Defence and Security trade (ADS), the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) and the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC).

Dealing with extremism

ACPO’s National Coordinator for Domestic Extremism, which aims to reduce the threat, criminality and disorder from domestic extremism in the UK, will also be at the Policing Exhibition. Since extremists don’t work within force boundaries, three units – NETCU, NPOIU and NDET – provide guidance as well as intelligence and enforcement support to forces across England and Wales. Find out more on stand E2 at the show.

The layout of the exhibition will be split into the dedicated zones; IT Communications, Special Operations and Security, to allow visitors to more easily navigate the full spectrum of products and technology on display. In addition to the defence and security zones, there will be a live demonstration area and a cyber café sponsored by Startraq.

In the demonstration area, live training will be taking place throughout the two days of the show. Greater Manchester Police will be running demonstrations on drug detection and hand to hand combat, MW Power will have a display of aerial surveillance and Public Safety Cycling will be offering cycle trials to visitors on a cycle cone course.

As all forces continue to manage the conflicting demands of budget control against continued demand for improved performance and delivery following the General Election, this is a must-attend event for all levels of police to discover cost- effective solutions in every field of operation.

For more information
To see the full seminar programme, exhibitor list and pre-register for a FREE visitor badge visit www.apa-acpo.co.uk. Seminars will be open to all delegates and visitors and are sponsored by Forensic Science Services.

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