The 2012 Olympics presents UK police and security personnel with a diverse set of challenges that need to be overcome in order to deliver a safe and secure Games.
Essential to this approach is a co-ordinated strategy of how such incidents can be prevented or, if attacks succeed, what contingencies are in place to ensure the Games continue uninterrupted if appropriate to do so. Due to the fact the Games will be hosted at venues across the UK ñ the conference will look at the challenges the event will pose to all of the UKís police forces as well as the Metropolitan Police.
The Investigator is hosting one of the first conferences that will bring together key decision makers and operational officers as well as representatives from industry who are all involved in the policing and security effort for the 2012 Games to debate the main challenges and ensure a co-ordinated approach to the law enforcement effort.
Headline speakers include:
ï Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC: Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation and Liberal Democrat Peer
ï Sue Hemming, OBE: Head of the Counter Terrorism Division, Crown Prosecution Service
ï Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stuart Osborne: Head of the Metís Counter Terror Command and the National co-ordinator of counter terrorism
ï Commander Richard Morris: Olympic and Paralympic Policing
ï Fraser Sampson: Chief executive of West Yorkshire Police Authority and former executive of the Civil Nuclear Police Authority.
ï Andrew Staniforth: Author of Blackstoneís Counter Terrorism manual, member of the North East Regional Counter Terrorism Unit and honorary visiting fellow at City University, London.
Topics to be debated include:
ï The role of the police counter terrorism network, locally, regionally and nationally
ï Terrorism protective legal measures and prosecution issues around Control Orders, stop and search and examination at ports and borders
ï Current nature of the terror threat and an assessment of the main policing challenges for the UK
ï Challenges of policing the Olympic venues and the importance of co-ordinating a national response
ï The role of the security industry and the part technology will play in the policing and security strategy
Who should attend?
ï Police officers of all ranks who are engaged in the planning and preparation of policing the 2012 Games
ï Members of the UK police counter terrorism network
ï Protective services industry and security advisors
ï Police authority members
ï Criminal justice agencies and key partners
ï Academia and research institutes
ï Central and local Government