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Re-imagining the Police Service

With the upcoming Government Spending Review and Autumn Statement, there is much speculation as to which departmental budgets will be squeezed further.

One area that is receiving considerable press coverage is policing. Police chiefs have voiced their concerns at the potentially severe implications of major cuts, while several are threatening to take the Home Secretary to court.

At the same time, there is debate on what the best structure is for the Police Service of the future, and how it can meet the challenges of crime (including terrorism), funding constraints and public expectations over the next decade.

With these issues in mind, the Security & Resilience Network at London First brings together some high-profile thinkers on Tuesday 1 December to debate how we can re-imagine the Police Service.

Speakers at the event include:

  • Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary
  • Craig Mackay QPM, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Professor Tony Travers, London School of Economics
  • Stephen Otter QPM, Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary for the National Team
  • Stephen Kavanagh QPM, Chief Constable
  • Matt Maer DSO OBE, Director of Security at Canary Wharf Group.

An evening reception will be addressed by author and broadcaster Nick Ross.

The seminar is hosted by EY. If you would like to attend please contact: Robert Hall,

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