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

APCC & NPCC Partnership Summit 2020

26th - 27th Feb 2020, QEII Conference Centre, Westminster

Summit Programme 2018

Day 1: Wednesday 31st October

08.30 Registration


  • PCC Mark Burns-Williamson OBE Chair, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Chief Constable Sara Thornton CBE QPM Chair, National Police Chiefs’ Council

Keynote speech followed by Q&A

  • Senior government minister
10.30 Refreshment break and exhibition

Plenary 1: Police Reform

The world which we are policing is changing - and it is sometimes said that change will never be as slow as it is now! The public expect the police to continue with the core mission - responding to emergencies, investigating crime and neighbourhood policing - but they also expect an effective response to serious organised crime and online crime, a focus on crimes which target the most vulnerable and a determined response to a range of terrorist threats. This changing context requires us to be constantly forming and reforming, changing and reshaping. Police reform is not a criticism of the service but a way to ensure that everything we do is relevant and meets the needs of the public as best we can given the limited resources that we have.

Chaired by: Chief Constable Sara Thornton CBE QPM
Chair, National Police Chiefs’ Council

David Lloyd
Chair, Police Reform and Transformation Board and Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire

Sir Michael Barber
Founder and Chairman of Delivery Associates and former Head of the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit

Lynne Owens CBE QPM
Director General, National Crime Agency

Chief Constable Andy Cook QPM
NPCC National Lead for Serious Organised Crime and Chief Constable, Merseyside Police

Allan Fairley
Managing Director, Public Safety UK, Accenture

12.30 Lunch and exhibition

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 Olivia Pinkney Hampshire Constabulary


Misconduct to Improvement: Changing police culture

Workforce Diversity

The Mental Health Act Review – just another review?

Fraud and Cyber

15.30 Refreshment break and exhibition

Plenary 2: Planning for Brexit

With five months to go until Britain leaves the European Union this session will focus on planning for Brexit from the policing, intelligence, justice and community safety arenas. A panel of experts will share their perspectives in a series of strategic briefings covering the following:

  • Practical impact - the impact of a ‘no-deal’ resolution and the potential implications this has on law enforcement agencies.
  • Preparations - contingency planning in the event of a ‘no-deal’ scenario and the resulting implications this will have on operational policing and law enforcement.
  • Public reassurance - what more can be done by policing and law enforcement agencies to best deliver public safety and reassurance in the build up to March 29th and immediately after?

The plenary will conclude with an extended Q&A session where the panel will be joined by additional experts.

Chaired by: Mark Burns-Williamson OBE Chair, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire

Sir Philip Rutnam KCB
Permanent Secretary, Home Office

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Richard Martin
NPCC National Lead for International Criminality and Brexit

Chief Constable Charlie Hall QPM
NPCC National Lead for Public Order and Civil Unrest and Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Constabulary

Frances Kennah
International Justice Legal Adviser and Engagement Manager (International Justice and Organised Crime Division), Crown Prosecution Service

Paul Lincoln
Director General, Border Force

Lord William Bach
Brexit Working Group PCC Lead and Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire

Arthur Moreman
Senior Liaison Officer (international Operations), Australian Federal Police

Steve Rodhouse
Director General (Operations), National Crime Agency

17.30 End of day one

Sponsored drinks reception

Summit drinks kindly sponsored by KBR


Dinner with Mark Easton, Home Editor for BBC News

Summit dinner kindly sponsored by Sopra Steria & SSCL 

Day 2: Thursday 1st November

08.00 Registration


Keynote speech followed by Q&A

The Rt Hon Diane Abbott MP
Shadow Home Secretary


Plenary 3: Police Funding

Next year the Government will carry out a departmental spending review and it is critical that policing makes a robust, evidence-based, case for resourcing the service.

This session will provide delegates with an insight into the focus of the spending review submission and how we have come together across law enforcement to deliver the piece. We will explore the objectives of this work and our key narrative around demand and resilience, capability and efficiency & productivity.  We will also look for delegates to provide a further steer on how we can reduce demand across law enforcement, how partners can assist in this, and how we can we can increase productivity.

Chaired by: Roger Hirst APCC Lead for Finance and Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex

Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray Policing Senior Responsible Officer for the Spending Review

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

11.00 Refreshment break and exhibition


Serious Violence

Improving Road Safety

Workforce Modernisation

The Duty to Collaborate Examined

12.45 Lunch and exhibition

Keynote speech

Senior cabinet minister

Plenary 4: Criminal Justice

The public expect a criminal justice system (CJS) that delivers justice for all, with the police, courts, Crown Prosecution Service, government departments and other agencies working in a joined up, effective and accountable manner as a whole system. This session will explore the modern challenges facing the criminal justice system for police and prosecutors, what changes are taking place and what more is needed from all involved in the CJS to meet changing demands.

Chaired by: Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave QPM NPCC Lead for Criminal Justice and Surrey Police

Vera Baird QC DBE Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria

Baroness Helen Margaret Newlove Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales

Richard Atkinson, Co-chair of The Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee

Sue Hemming Director of Legal Services, Crown Prosecution Service

15.30 Summit ends

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