Policing after the pandemic: harnessing the power of data

This event write-up brings together ideas generated at a recent Reform policy roundtable Policing after the pandemic: harnessing the power of data.

It is a high-level summary of the key themes raised none-of-which are attributable to either speaker or any attendee.

The discussion was introduced by Sir Dave Thompson QPM, Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, and Dave Matthews, Data Director, CTIO Enterprise at BT.

This write-up captures the key themes that emerged from the discussion. These include the challenge of turning data-driven insights into action, the limits of analytical capacity, as well as the inconsistency of data use across forces, and the challenge of legitimacy.   

This event was kindly sponsored by BT and Cisco.