Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
National Police Chief's Council

APCC & NPCC Partnership Summit 2021

2nd - 3rd March 2021, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

Summit Programme 2020


Day 1: Wednesday 26th February

08.30 Registration


  • Katy Bourne, Chair, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and Martin Hewitt, Chair, National Police Chiefs’ Council

Keynote speech: Senior Cabinet Minister

10.45 Refreshment break

Plenary 1: Transforming Policing: Cutting Crime

Policing has reached a critical moment, facing both major challenges and opportunities, particularly in respect of demand that is growing in complexity and volume. This session will reflect on the current state of policing and consider some of the major steps that must be taken in order to deliver an efficient and effective police service fit for the 21st century

Chaired by:
PCC Katy Bourne OBE, Chair, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Chief Constable Dave Thompson QPM, NPCC National Lead for Finance and Resources and Chief Constable, West Midlands Police

Sir Tom Winsor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

Sir Simon Stevens, NHS England Chief Executive

Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons QPM, Metropolitan Police

Allan Fairley, Managing Director, Public Safety UK, Accenture

12.45 Lunch

Lightning Talks

A series of short, fast-paced talks (against the clock!) from a range of diverse speakers who will showcase campaigns, projects and innovative practice that is having a positive impact in their area.

Hosted by
Martin Surl, Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire
Chief Constable Michelle Skeer QPM, Cumbria Constabulary



Breakout 1: Serious Violence
Chaired by: Assistant Chief Constable Dr Jacqueline Sebire, NPCC Lead for Serious Violence and Bedfordshire Police
Mark Burns-Williamson OBE, APCC Lead for Serious Violence and Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
Professor Simon Harding, Professor in Criminology at the School of Law University of West London
Chantel Scherer, Director of Marketing, Communications and Member Engagement, Sport and Recreation Alliance

Breakout 2: Supporting Victims of Serious and Major Incidents

Chaired by: Sophie Linden, APCC Joint Lead for Victims, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, MOPAC
Catherine Hinwood, Head of Victim and Witness Policy, Ministry of Justice 
Claire Waxman, Victims Commissioner for London  
Caroline Birkett, Head of Service, Victim Support
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Emma Barnett, NPCC Lead for Victims and Witnesses and Staffordshire Police
Dame Vera Baird QC, Victims Commissioner for England and Wales

Breakout 3: Future Workforce: Policing Better?
Chaired by:  Chief Constable Giles York QPM, NPCC Lead for Workforce Futures and Sussex Police
Kim McGuinness, APCC Workforce Lead and Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria
John Apter, National Chair, Police Federation of England & Wales
Jo Rayson, Director, Babcock Emergency Services & Training, Babcock International Group

15.30 Refreshment break

Plenary 2: 20,000 Stepping Up to the Challenge

Policing has been presented with a transformational opportunity to fund the recruitment of 20,000 more officers and is determined to grasp it with both hands.  But this inevitably brings with it a number of issues challenges that must be addressed. This session will consider some of those specific challenges, such as recruitment timelines, distribution of resources, workforce development and diversity.

Chaired by:
Martin Hewitt QPM, Chair, National Police Chiefs’ Council

Roger Hirst, APCC Lead for Finance and Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex

Deputy Chief Constable Janette McCormick QPM, College of Policing, Programme Director National Uplift Programme

Chief Constable Mike Cunningham QPM, College of Policing CEO

Professor Betsy Stanko OBE, Visiting Professor, University College London
17.30 Close of day one

Drinks reception and dinner
After dinner speaker: John Nichol

Day 2: Thursday 27th February


Brief Welcome


Keynote speech: Shadow Home Secretary


Plenary 3: A Smarter System: Safer Communities
Policing recognises that in order to deliver safer communities we need to work together more effectively with our partners. This session will examine the current law enforcement and criminal justice ‘ecosystem’, considering new ways of working smarter together.

Chaired by:
Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM, NPCC National Lead for Serious Organised Crime and Chief Constable, Merseyside Police

Lynne Owens CBE QPM, Director General, National Crime Agency

Paddy Tipping PCC, Chair of the Police Reform and Transformation Board

Rebecca Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer, Crown Prosecution Service

Sir Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary, Home Office

11.00 Refreshment break

Lightning Talks

A series of short, fast-paced talks (against the clock!) from a range of diverse speakers who will showcase campaigns, projects and innovative practice that is having a positive impact in their area.

Hosted by:
Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall
Chief Constable Matt Jukes QPM, South Wales Police 



Breakout 1: Joining up the Criminal Justice System
Chaired by: David Lloyd, APCC Criminal Justice Lead and Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
Deputy Chief Constable Jon Stratford, NPCC Lead for Integrated Offender Management, Gloucestershire Police
Assistant Commissioner Nick Ephgrave, NPCC Lead for Criminal Justice, Metropolitan Police
Jim Barton, Senior Responsible Officer for the Probation Reform Programme, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service
Anne Fox, Chief Executive, Clinks

Breakout 2: Local Policing: Contact Management and Digital Engagement Demand and Evolution
Chaired by: Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney QPM, Chair for NPCC Local Policing Coordination Committee and Hampshire Constabulary
Rt Hon Alun Michael, Contact Management Working Group and Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales
Chief Superintendent David Jackson, leads the Metropolitan Police Service’s Contact, Command & Control Services
Roy Wilsher OBE, QFSM, Chair, National Fire Chiefs Association
Hannah Wheeler, Assistant Portfolio Director for Investigations and Contact Management with responding to the public, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services

On the panel for Q&A only:
David Bailey, Social Media Project Lead for NPCC Digital Public Contact
Chief Constable Gavin Stephens QPM, NPCC Lead for Neighbourhood Policing and Social Media and Surrey Police

Breakout 3: Delivering the new digital strategy
Chaired by: Stephen Mold, Chair, Police ICT Company and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire
Chief Constable Jo Farrell, Durham Constabulary
Wayne Parkes, Chair, National Police Technology Council
Ian Bell, Chief Executive Officer, Police ICT Company
Martin Bill, KBR Delivery Partner Lead, National Transforming Forensics Programme

13.00 Lunch

Plenary 4: Preventing crime: a whole system approach

When it comes to reducing crime, the best outcome for victims and local communities must always be to stop crime from happening in the first place. This is also critical for reducing demand on policing and on wider public services. However, more is needed in developing the evidence base so we know what works and can invest our resources in services and interventions that deliver real impact on the ground. The panel will share their assessment of the issues, what more we can do to address the challenges and what they believe offers most potential in preventing crime.

Chaired by:
Keith Hunter APCC Deputy Lead for Prevention and Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside

Chief Constable Steve Watson, NPCC Lead for Crime Prevention and Chief Constable for South Yorkshire

Javed Khan, Barnardos CEO

Professor Larry Sherman, Cambridge Police Executive Programme Chair

Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England

A representative from the National Cyber Security Centre

15.30 Close of Summit

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