During the two-day event stakeholders connected to policing, including the Joint International Policing Hub and the Intellectual Property Office, discussed international police assistance and considered ideas on how to move forward with this agenda.
National Police Chiefs’ Council International Lead, Chief Constable Andy Marsh, commented: “The UK police service is renowned across the globe and our expertise is sought after. Working upstream, maximising the cross-overs between operational and capacity building activity will benefit the UK’s interests, but we also have a responsibility to help those countries and regions who struggle most. Influencing key nations and organisations to deliver an effective policing capability must be a priority.
“I am keen to see UK police officers do more internationally. Those who do engage overseas develop their leadership skills in unique ways that are to the benefit of UK policing. The rewards for the UK are many and varied and there are real opportunities to make a difference.”
The event considered both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ of international policing through a series of short presentations, group and plenary discussions, with a focus on turning ideas into action.
Professor Sir Jon Murphy, LJMU’s Professor of Advanced Policing Studies, delivered the welcome address.