Scottish International Policing

Conference 2013

Thursday 14 November, 2013

South Hall, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) is organising the Scottish International Policing Conference on 14 November, building on the success of the International Policing Conference organised last year.

Supported by Selex ES and the Scottish Government, the theme of this year's conference is Innovation in Policing, with contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, MSP, the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, Vic Emery, OBE and the Chief Constable of Scotland, Sir Stephen House, QPM

        this important conference will provide a space in
        which to learn about innovative approaches to
        tackling policing challenges in the 21st century
        as well as the opportunity for knowledge exchange
        with international colleagues


Bringing together contributors from the US, Australia and Europe, the conference will be Chaired by Paddy Tomkins, Director of Droman Ltd and former Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, and will focus on the challenges of transforming information into intelligence, the importance of targeting interventions, and different approaches to enhancing trust and confidence in policing.

With inputs from senior figures from government, policing, industry and the research community, the conference will not only address the challenges that face policing, but provide insights into potential policy and technological solutions.

Building on the success of the conferences held in 2011 and 2012, and set against the backdrop of one of the most radical reforms to policing in Europe that saw the creation of a single, national police service for Scotland in April 2013, this international event provides an important space in which to learn about the changes that have taken place in the first 8 months of the new force and future developments, as well as share new ideas and develop international networks.


The venue will be The South Hall Complex, located at Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

Pollock Halls is below Arthur's Seat, close to Edinburgh's historic Old Town, and readily accessible from Waverley train station and Edinburgh International Airport.


Thanks to generous sponsorship from Selex ES, the Scottish Government and SIPR, there will be no charge for participants. Places are limited to 180 and must be reserved (see below).


The Programme will include:


Spaces are limited to 180 delegates


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL EVENT WHICH TAKES PLACE THE PREVIOUS EVENING, AND TO WHICH CONFERENCE DELEGATES ARE INVITED: The 7th SIPR Annual Lecture: The Power of Policing Partnerships. Wednesday 13th November, 6.00 p.m., The Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh. Presented by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, The University of Queensland.
Book a place at the SIPR Annual Lecture   CLICK TO BOOK THE SIPR ANNUAL LECTURE (13TH NOVEMBER)...

For further details, please contact Tim Heilbronn (

This Conference is being organised by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research in partnership with:


The Scottish Government

South Hall, Pollock Halls

South Hall, Pollock Halls