The Future of Policing and Gang Crime Prevention 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - Wednesday, June 30, 2021
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Online Event
Virtual Conference


According to the Office of National Statistics, overall crime rates are in decline with total police recorded crime decreasing by 4% in England and Wales in the 12 months ending June 2020 to approximately 5.8 million offences. Crime levels from April to June 2020 were much lower than in April to June 2019 with 19% less crime due to the Covid-19 lockdown.  

However, during this period police recorded sharp rises of drug offences and anti-social behaviour incidents. Knife crime and youth violence have risen in many parts of the UK. Knife crime is at its highest recorded level in the past 10 years, with 46,000 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in England and Wales in the year ending March 2020.  

The government has now announced a £15.8 billion package for 2021-2022 to build back safer and cut crime. The funding package will include an additional £400 million to recruit 20,000 extra officers by 2023, building on the success of the first year campaign which saw almost 6,000 new officers joining up to the end of September 2020. Other areas that will benefit from the funding package include Counter-Terrorism and Covid-19 enforcement.

The Future of Policing and Gang Crime Prevention 2021 will explore the current challenges of policing and the key issues to be tackled. Spread over two half-day sessions, it will feature policy updates and case study presentations focusing on a wide range of topics such as leadership, workforce development, data-driven policing, recruitment, reducing gang violence, county lines and reducing reoffending.

Agenda Content and Learning Outcomes*

  • Learn of the ten-year transformative vision for policing: attraction retention and collaboration with local services to improve outcomes for citizens
  • Understand how digital policing and the delivery of specialist capabilities are enhancing the responses to new and complex threats
  • Explore the impact of the digital society and new technologies such as 5G and blockchain on policing and the delivery of public value
  • Balance the efficiency generating benefits of data-driven policing with the challenges involved including data privacy, misuse and bias
  • Utilise violence reduction units to understand the root causes of violent crime and develop a coordinated response 
  • Analyse the efficacy of various approaches in reducing violent crime and gang-related violence
  • Develop bespoke and robust recruitment campaigns to increase diversity in the police force
  • Grow the digital workforce by implementing a robotic process automation programme
  • Learn how a whole-system approach is being implemented across the UK to ensure an effective and coordinated response to Serious and Organised Crime (SOC)
  • Assess the impact of Covid-19 on the spread of county lines violence and the increasing number of vulnerable young people being exploited as a result


  • Patrick Green, Chief Executive Officer, The Ben Kinsella Trust
  • Mo Aziz, Chief Inspector, Bedfordshire Police
  • Lib Peck, Director, Violence Reduction Unit, London City Hall
  • Dr Ian Kearns, Senior Associate Fellow, The Police Foundation

Benefits of Attending

  • Meet other like-minded professionals and develop new, beneficial connections
  • Through the learning opportunities and sharing of best practice, you will be able to implement improvements in your organisation
  • Hear of leading and cutting-edge solutions from reputable providers
  • Impact the wider agenda and be part of future planning
  • Learn how to make the best use of key products and services that can help transform the sector
  • Maximise the potential of cutting-edge technologies to support ongoing learning needs
  • Be part of organisations that continue to evolve, improve and innovate


The Future of Policing and Gang Crime Prevention 2021 event brings together senior leaders across the police force, protective services, Government, academia and the wider public sector to hear the latest policy updates across the sector and address the challenges facing the sector in these unprecedented times.

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Dates and Timings

This is a 2-day event. Day 1: 09:00am – 14:00pm. Day 2: 09:00am – 14:00pm.

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