EIP Annual Conference 2018

Better choices: the prognosis for policing

EIP18 will be held at the College of Policing Conference Centre, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th September and is now open for registrations.

The workload arising from demands for services that continue to escalate in their number and complexity is carried by fewer people and leads to very difficult choices being made about the provision of services. These choices determine the experience of service users, the wellbeing of the workforce and our ability to protect the public from a wide range of potential threats.

Faced with this, forces need to continuously adapt and adopt new ways of working; to realise the dividends from new technology and data analytics; and to do this at a pace; this places a different sort of demand on the systems that develop, support and sustain service provision.

The toll of workloads, difficult choices and an ever-present spectre of blame has direct consequences for the physical and psychological wellbeing of the people who are expected to intervene when others can’t, don’t or won’t.

At all levels, choices require: an understanding of demands; an understanding of capacity and capability; an appreciation of vulnerability, threat, harm and risk; and a knowledge of ‘what works and why it works’.

EIP18 will consider whether our choices are well-founded. It will bring together some of the most influential figures in policing, subject specialists, private sector partners and experts from other sectors, to offer a stimulating programme with a clear focus on improving the prognosis for policing by making better choices.

Participants will explore how the service can capitalise on technological advances, challenge conventional thinking and equip both themselves and the service to make better choices and to face the future with increased confidence.

The conference will be of particular relevance to chief officers, operational commanders, senior managers and those aspiring to leadership roles; especially those concerned with organisational and workforce development, change management and performance. The event will also be suited to PCCs and their senior staff wishing to gain deeper insights to the current policing landscape. The conference would be pleased to welcome colleagues from other emergency services, health, local government and third sector organisations.

The outline programme for EIP18 is now being developed and you can click here to view the most up to date version. The programme will be regularly updated as it continues to be refined over the coming weeks.

Confirmed speakers include:

»Sara Thornton CBE QPM, Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council

»Matthew Scott, PCC for Kent and APCC Lead for Performance

»Mike Cunningham QPM, CEO of the College of Policing

»Bill Skelly, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police & Head of the NPCC Performance Management Coordination Committee (designate)

»Matt Parr CB, Her Majesty’s Inspector, HMICFRS

»Martin Innes, Director of the Crime & Security Research Institute, Cardiff University

We often get asked about timings so it may assist you to know that the annual conference often starts at 9.00am on the first day and concludes by 3.30pm on the second day.

On-site accommodation is currently available but is limited. Early booking is advisable, especially if you want a room at the conference venue.

For details of the conference packages, and to download a registration form please visit our bookings page.

We look forward to meeting up at EIP18.

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