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International policing exhibition
All ranks of the police service and those working alongside police and security organisations, police authorities, central and local government and the criminal justice system are registering to visit the International Policing Exhibition at G-Mex Manchester from 20-21 June. This free-to-attend event will showcase the latest equipment, technology and services that are currently available or in development
for the policing and security sector.
A dedicated IT and communications zone will concentrate on specialised applications including crime recording systems, criminal intelligence analysis, data acquisition, logging and processing systems, data protection and recovery, geographical information systems, IT security, mobile communications, mobile data equipment and telecommunications.
Leading suppliers who will be exhibiting in the IT & Communications Zone include:
AES; AlertBox Ltd; Anite Group Plc; Arqiva; Aurora Computer Services Ltd; Bluesky International Ltd; Bluestar Software Ltd; Canford Audio Plc; ChaseJustice; Civica Systems Ltd; Crown Computing Ltd; Crown Prosecution Service; Damia Group; Enline Plc; Equanet; Equifax; Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd; Fortek Computers Ltd; Geoff Smith Associates Ltd; Keystrokes Ltd; Kim Software Solutions Ltd; Lexmark International; NDI Technologies; NICE Systems; Niche Technology UK Ltd; Nikon UK Ltd; Northrop Grumman Information Technology Ltd; NPIA; O2; Panasonic UK Ltd D16; Police National Legal Database; Police Oracle; Recognition Express; Research in Motion; RUAG Electronics; SBL; StarTraq UK Ltd; Steria Ltd; SunGard Vivista; telent; Tiburon Inc; Unisys Ltd. The full exhibitor list can be viewed at www.acpo-apa.co.uk
First time exhibitor and aerial mapping company BlueSky Software has recently supplied Gloucestershire Police with GeoPerspective aerial photography in order to provide added intelligence for managing incidents. The imagery can also be used for emergency planning, counter terrorism applications and post-incident analysis and reporting. These resources will be on display at the exhibition alongside technology for 3D modelling and colour infra-red imagery (CIR) for vegetation analysis.
The exhibition will also feature a Security Zone and Special Operations Zone. Companies specialising in forensics will feature in the Special Operations Zone and will present information on recent case studies and research as well as the training and consultancy services they offer. These companies include the Forensic Science Service (FSS), Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd , Key Forensic Services Ltd and LGC Forensics. This area will also present a broad range of uniform solutions, protective clothing, equipment and footwear including bullet and stab resistant body armour, ballistic helmets and safety eyewear.
In addition, visitors will be able to learn about the key functions and new objectives of policing organisations including the newly formed National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) following the merger of the National Centre for Policing Excellence (Centrex) and the Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO). Information about career development and training opportunities will also be available from the National Senior Careers Advisory Service, currently linked to the Home Office but shortly expected to become part of the NPIA.
Free seminar programme
A free seminar programme within the exhibition hall will be open to all visitors and will involve presentations by leading policing organisations and case studies by exhibitors working on projects with police forces and authorities. Themes will include: command and control, community cohesion, forensics, operational delivery and homeland security. Confirmed organisations taking part include Crown Computing, Forensic Telecommunication Services Ltd, Police National Legal Database (PNLD), NICE Systems, Symantec and UNISYS.
NICE – using real operational scenarios from the FCC (Force Control Room), CID (Criminal Investigations Department), and CHD (Criminal Justice Department), NICE will show how unified multimedia management enhances, improves and speeds up end to end operational policing.
PNLD - will show Forces how to use PNLD to their best advantage, including showcasing the new Police National Statistics Database and the National Vacancies recruitment service.
The ACPO-APA 2007 Conference
The annual summer conference for the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Association of Police Authorities is a closed session for invited delegates and will take place alongside the International Policing Exhibition. Four hundred delegates of the most senior police representatives will attend the full 3-day programme from 19-21 June, which will include addresses from the Home Secretary Dr John Reid MP, the Police Minister Tony McNulty MP, ACPO President Ken Jones and APA Chairman Bob Jones.
Outline themes for the conference, which are subject to change, include:
- The new local paradigm
- The Global Threat: no borders, new rules
- Future relationships: a reality check
- Performance: a step change
- A workforce for the 21st century
- Meeting the financial challenge
- Protecting the public and the vulnerable
- Criminal justice: our part in the system
These themes will also be incorporated within the exhibition hall as exhibitors plan to showcase products and services that complement the topics under discussion at the conference.For more information
Visitor registration for the Policing Exhibition is open online at www.acpo-apa.co.uk or call
020 7973 4674