Spending on police training, equipment and connected technologies in the next three years will accelerate as the UK Government delivers on its pledge to invest £1bn and put an additional 20,000 officers on the streets. To showcase the latest innovations available for the police sector, The Emergency Services Show has launched Future Policing: a new feature which will enable police visitors to see, handle and experience the latest equipment and technology while discussing their requirements with leading suppliers.

Free-to-attend, The Emergency Services Show 2020 takes place from 23-24 September at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The show brings together all disciplines from the emergency services sector to discover innovative technologies and operational solutions, share experiences and unite in a collaborative approach to public safety.

Future Policing, sponsored by Audax, has the full backing of the Police Federation of England and Wales and will feature a Microsoft Partners Policing Pavilion as well as a two-day CPD-accredited high-level conference. Showcasing a senior line-up of speakers, the conference’s themes will include: Policing Vision 2025; policy and transformational change; changes in crime: violent crime, drugs, online crime; a policing model out-paced by technology; successful collaboration between emergency services; and creation of a Home Office Technology Innovation Hub.

Future Policing is supported by an Advisory Council, chaired by Lord Hogan-Howe, the former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. The council will feature representation from key police sector bodies, including: the Home Office, National Police Chiefs Council, Police ICT Company and the College of Policing, among others.

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe said, “I am delighted to Chair the Advisory Council for Future Policing at The Emergency Services Show. With £1bn of additional funding committed to put an additional 20,000 officers back on our streets, something I have actively campaigned for, the timing is perfect to pull together government, agencies and operational stakeholders.”

“Future Policing offers a unique opportunity for police officers of every rank as well as professionals working in the security, custodial, counter terror and public safety industries to collaborate with leading suppliers and representative organisations. This direct access to technological innovations, expertise, and support services is key to meeting the demands of future policing in the UK and abroad,” adds David Brown, Event Director, The Emergency Services Show.

The Emergency Services Show is now in its 15th year and is the UK’s only annual event for all emergency services responders, with a keen focus on emerging technology for the sector. The show also offers over 80 free CPD-accredited seminars and a host of live demonstrations. Mental health and wellbeing are set to feature strongly again this year with the return of a dedicated Health & Wellbeing seminar theatre.

Exhibiting companies include leading names in first response, communications, IT, protective clothing and uniforms, body-worn video, medical supplies, drug testing, vehicles and fleet, vehicle equipment, drones, outsourcing, training, community safety and station facilities.

In the networking hub of the show, The Collaboration Zone, visitors can also meet with a range of charities, voluntary groups and NGOs which can offer practical, emotional and sometimes financial support.

Entry to The Emergency Services Show exhibition and seminars (all of which are CPD-accredited) as well as parking, remains free. It takes place from 22 to 23 September at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. To register for free entry visit www.emergencyuk.com

Companies and organisations wanting to book a stand at The Emergency Services Show 2020 should contact: David Brown on 020 8947 9177 or email: davidbrown@brodenmedia.com