International policing exhibition

Visitors to the International Policing Exhibition at G-Mex from 20-21 June will be able to attend a full free seminar programme within the exhibition hall. The programme will include 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 the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), Crown Computing, Forensic Telecommunication Services Ltd, Police National Legal Database (PNLD), NICE Systems, Symantec and UNISYS.
    
Features
The National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), recently formed as a result of the merger of the National Centre for Policing Excellence (Centrex) and the Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) will outline their programme of change that will aim to help police forces and law enforcement agencies to evolve and keep a step ahead of criminals while providing a better policing service to members of the public.
    
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.
    
Symantec - will discuss why effective IT risk management demands a disciplined, structured program to develop awareness, qualify costs and impacts, and design and implement a solution that adapts to police force requirements and provides compliance with the Management of Police Information (MoPI) standards and statutory obligations for information management.
    
UNISYS – will outline how Crown’s Open Options Workforce Management System provides workforce planners with the most advanced software tools to plan the efficiency of the workforce by taking into account all known facts about both the requirements and the people who can fulfil each role, by eliminating wasted time and ensuring that all roles are covered by suitably skilled officers and staff.
    
The International Policing Exhibition is free-to-attend for all ranks of the police service and all individuals working alongside the police forces, police authorities, central and local government, law enforcement agencies and criminal justice system. Policing and law enforcement organisations will exhibit alongside the leading suppliers to the policing and security sector who will showcase the latest equipment, technology and services that are currently available or in development for the policing and security sector. The full list exhibitors can be viewed at www.acpo-apa.co.uk.
    
A dedicated IT & 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.
    
Security and special operation zones
The exhibition will also feature a Security Zone and Special Operations Zone. Companies specialising in forensics will feature in the Special Operations Zone; these include the Forensic Science Service (FSS), Forensic Telecommunications Services Ltd, Key Forensic Services Ltd and LGC Forensics.     A broad range of uniform solutions, protective clothing, equipment and footwear including bullet and stab resistant body armour, ballistic helmets and safety eyewear will also be available in this zone.
    
The ACPO Procurement Group and Excellence in the Police Service (PEPS) will again host the Q & A Panel Session on procurement for suppliers to the police services at the show. This session is exclusively open to exhibitors at the exhibition and an excellent opportunity for suppliers to ask for feedback on the best way to tender for a contract or simply how to improve relations with procurement personnel.
    
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.“This is the primary event for all policing professionals and aims to provide the latest information on cutting-edge technology and key policy developments that will meet the opportunities and challenges of 21st Century policing” says ACPO President Ken Jones.For more information
The International Policing Exhibition will be held at G-Mex (Manchester Central) in Manchester from 20-21 June. Open to all ranks, colleagues and associates. Visitor registration for the Policing Exhibition is open online at www.acpo-apa.co.uk or call 020 7973 4674

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