This area will showcase a range of interactive opportunities to demonstrate development projects aimed at driving innovation and efficiencies. Participants and projects include:
West Yorkshire for Innovation
West Yorkshire for Innovation (WyFi) is a unique police innovation team created by the Police and Crime Commissioner of West Yorkshire. WyFi brings together a multi-disciplinary team to develop and deliver innovation to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of policing, which is vital at a time when pressures on community safety services have never been greater. Recognising the increasing complexity of the threats to neighbourhood safety and to national security, WyFi has developed a victim and citizen-focused approach to delivering breakthrough advancements in community safety, achieved through increased collaboration with a network of partners across government, academia and the private sector.
Drones are an emerging technology within the Emergency Services. Mark Callaghan from Sussex and Surrey Police drone operations and Chris Rainford from Lancashire Fire and Rescue will be available on stand to discuss how drones are currently being used and share their thoughts on the future use of this technology within the respective services. Mark is the National Police Chief’s Council Operational Lead and Chris the Operational Lead for the Chief Fire Officers Association drones workstream.