In 2017 this area showcased a range of interactive opportunities to demonstrate development projects aimed at driving innovation and efficiencies. Participants and projects included:
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.
The College of Policing is the professional body for everyone who works for the police service in England and Wales. Their purpose is to provide those working in policing with the skills and knowledge necessary to prevent crime, protect the public and secure public trust.
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.