This seminar focused on the future of crime and policing in London.
It was scheduled to discuss priorities for the implementation of London’s Police and Crime Plan, which sets out the Mayor’s strategic priorities for making London a safer city.
Planned sessions focused on key challenges and opportunities presented by the Mayor’s proposals to establish “real neighbourhood policing”, looking in particular at how the use of locally set priorities might inform future crime prevention strategy, as well as the impact of the proposed delivery of two dedicated Police Constables in every London ward by the end of 2017.
Delegates also had the opportunity to discuss latest trends and emerging threats in city-wide crime - including fraud, cyber-crime and terrorism - as well as what will be needed from police, local boroughs, communities and criminal justice partners in tackling high-harm crimes that impact on vulnerable groups - such as violence against women and girls, hate crime and knife crime.
As national Government considered options for reforming the police funding formula and the Capital Cities Grant, further sessions looked at what more the Metropolitan Police can do to improve efficiency and effectiveness in policing at a time of budgetary constraint - looking in particular at options for improving public confidence, and key issues around diversity, skills and the future use of technology.
The conference brought together key policymakers with frontline stakeholders from across policing, prisons, probation and court services as well as private security companies and service providers, local authorities, community groups, businesses, consultants and commentators.