Scottish International Policing

Conference 2014:

Technology, Policing and

Criminal Justice

Wednesday 22 October 2014

The John McIntyre Centre, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) is organising the Scottish International Policing Conference on 22 October, building on the success of the previous International Policing Conferences.

Supported by Selex ES, CGI and the Scottish Government, the theme of this year's conference is Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice, with contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, MSP, the Chief Constable of Scotland, Sir Stephen House, QPM, and Professor Cynthia Lum, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Crime Policy, George Mason University, Washington

        if technologies are to developed effectively, we
        must have a clear understanding of the technologies
        they aim to address and the context in which they
        will be used


From enhancing crime control to improving communication with the public, enhances in technology have always played a key role in influencing the development of policing.

But if technologies are to developed effectively, we must have a clear understanding of the technologies they aim to address and the context in which they will be used.

This International Conference will provide a forum in which police practitioners, policy makers, industry experts and researchers can come together to discuss how we maximise the impact of new policing technologies for the benefit of the local communities.

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 new technologies that are currently available or are being developed in information and automation, communications, analytics and identification, and sensors and surveillance.


The venue will be The John McIntyre Centre, 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. See:

Edinburgh University can provide reasonably priced accommodation for visitors, and these can be booked through their website link:


Thanks to generous sponsorship from Selex ES, CGI, 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:

Further details of the Programme will be issued shortly.


Spaces are limited to 180 delegates and must be booked by 3rd October


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

The John McIntyre Centre

The John McIntyre Centre, Pollock Halls