Police Conduct Conference

18 August 2015

The Police Federation of England and Wales is set to strengthen public trust in police conduct by holding its first annual conference on the issue.

The conference, which will run from Thursday 19 November to Friday 20 November, aims to strengthen public perception and trust in police conduct through the transparent and collaborative working relationships of a number policing organisations and stakeholders.

This means that future decisions effecting police conduct will be  deliberated by multiple agencies, to ensure the best possible outcome for all involved.

Speakers at the event include: Vera Baird, QC, PCC for Northumbria; Ray Marley, College of Policing; DCC Simon Chesterman, Firearms lead Civil, Nuclear Constabulary; Chief Constable Martin Jelley, Warwickshire; Nick Hawkins, Chief Operating Officer, IPCC; Assistant Chief Constable Jo Byrne, South Yorkshire Police.

The conference will see focussed discussions and updates in the following areas:

•    Information relating to the College of Policing and in particular, the consultation on Misconduct Outcomes, disapproved register and the protection of Whistle-blowers.

•    A briefing about Counter Corruption, including involvement with Organised Criminality.

•    Briefing from the IPCC about Post Incident Procedures, the IPCC Transitional Programme and other matters relating to the IPCC.

•    Information regarding the HMIC Integrity Inspection Programme.

•    Post Incident Procedures, Conferring and Body Worn Vide

Richie Jones, Conduct and Performance Sub-committee Secretary, said:

“The conference is a great opportunity for stakeholders that are associated with the police disciplinary system to get together and discuss police conduct and performance.

“We want to strengthen public perception and trust surrounding the issue of police conduct, that’s why we are keen to engage organisations from a mixture of disciplines to cement the start of a successful professional relationship that will benefit everyone involved.

“We are in a unique position where multiple organisations can come together to work transparently and collaboratively to make constructive decisions for the betterment of police conduct and performance in the future.”

For more information about the police conduct conference visit the website here. Please note that spaces for the conference are very limited, to check availability please contact Charlottecl@polfed.org.