November 29


09:00 am - 05:00 pm

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The Scottish Institute for Policing Research


John McIntyre Conference Centre Centre

St Leonards Hall, 18 Holyrood Park Road University of Edinburgh, Pollock, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB, EH16 5AY

Contemporary Policing Challenges: Safety & Well-being

This year is the 11th annual Scottish International Policing Conference and will focus the theme of “Community well-being and safety: building partnerships in policing” which aligns with SIPR’s first strategic priority and covers a range of topics including gender-based violence, mental health, and public confidence.

We are delighted to welcome this year, two new keynote speakers:

  • Delivering the Nick Fyfe Lecture: Professor Aisha Gill a leading academic within the fields of health and criminal justice responses to violence against black, minority ethnic and refugee women and girls, and renowned activist for improving policing of black and minoritised groups.
  • Delivering the James Smart Memorial Lecture: Stan Gilmour, former Director of the Thames Valley Violence Reduction Unit, with expertise in counter-terrorism, organised crime, homicide, and public protection, as well as protecting vulnerable people.

For the most up to date information on the conference, please visit the SIPR website where we will continue to add sessions and speakers as information becomes available.

As always, our aim for our conference is to provide an opportunity for valuable discussions, identifying key challenges and potential solutions, and sharing examples of best practice. We hope to provide plenty of opportunities to network, and meet your colleagues across policy, practice, and academia.