Future Policing Zone


Future Policing Zone at The Emergency Service Show

New for 2021

The Home Office has launched a national campaign to recruit 20,000 additional police officers. An initial cohort of 6,000 officers will be recruited in the first year, with the remaining 14,000 recruited over two years.  This increased workforce, along with equipping our police with emerging technologies to enable them to keep our communities safer, creates huge sales opportunities for suppliers.

That’s why we are delighted to introduce the launch of Future Policing at The Emergency Services Show 2021.







A dedicated exhibition area of the most innovative products and services including mobile technology, AI, facial recognition, body-worn tech, digital forensics, through to connected vehicles, digitally-enabled officers, kit & boots and training.





A 2-day CPD accredited Future Policing conference will unite Home Office, policymakers and Government Think Tanks with operational stakeholders and the private sector to tackle a policing model out-paced by technology. An outline of subjects to be covered here.



Advisory Council



The Emergency Services Show continues to provide a powerful platform bringing all those together who make the decisions, and those who recommend decisions.

Future Policing is supported by a dedicated Advisory Council that will gather to offer industry insights, updates, and advice to ensure the success of this unique Zone.

The Advisory Council is chaired by Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe, Former Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service.

Click here to view the Advisory Council in full.


Council Members include

  • Sebastian Bassett-James, Assistant Director - Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS), Cabinet Office
  • Katy Bourne OBE, Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex
  • Tracy Buckingham, Deputy Director of Security & Cyber Security Exports - DIT UKDSE
  • CC Simon Cole QPM, Chief Constable - Leicestershire Constabulary, and NPCC Lead Counter Terror Prevent
  • Dee Collins CBE,  Former Chief Constable - West Yorkshire Police and President of BAWP - British Association for Women in Policing
  • CC Mike Cunningham QPM, CEO of College of Policing
  • Lianne Deeming, CEO - BlueLight Commercial
  • Martin Hewitt QPM, Chair of The National Police Chief's Council
  • Henry Hirsch, Deputy Director - CBRNE, S & T, Home Office
  • Paul Kennedy, Former Deputy Chief Constable North Yorkshire Police and NPCC Lead for Digital Technology
  • Matt Parr, HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services - HMICFRS
  • Rachel Watson, Director for Policing - Home Office

Who Exhibits



Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of kit and services helping the emergency services

> Biometrics
> Body Worn Video
> CCTV & Video Analytic
> Command & Control
> Communications
> Cyber Security
> Data Analytics & AI
> Drone & Counter Drone
> Forensic Services
> Health & Wellbeing
> ICT & Systems Integration
> Personal Protection Equipment
> Surveillance & Tracking
> Tactical Equipment
> Training & Consultancy
> Vehicles





Who Visits


All UK police forces were represented at the last Show. In addition, visitors from related organisations attended including Home Office, Irish Garda Police Force, Ministry of Defence Police, Ministry of Justice, National Crime Agency, National Police Chiefs Council, Police Federation of England and Wales and PCCs.

Sample of job titles of the 8,300+ visitors to ESS2019:

> Senior Procurement Manager, Avon and Somerset Police
> Head of IT Service, British Transport Police
> Business Change & ICT Category Manager, Devon and Cornwall Police
> Commercial Manager, Dorset Police
> Commercial Manager, EMSCU
> Police Driver Training Team Leader, Essex Police
> Chief Inspector, Greater Manchester Police
> Procurement Manager (Home Affairs), Guernsey Police
> ESN Director of Deployment, Home Office
> Superintendent, Irish Garda Police Force
> Head of Procurement, Kent Police
> Head of Procurement, Lincolnshire Police
> Chief Police Officer, Mersey Tunnels Police
> Head of Fleet and Transport Services, Merseyside Police
> Chief Inspector, Metropolitan Police Service
> Technology Strategist for UK Policing, Microsoft
> Head of Professional Standards, Ministry of Defence Police
> Head of Standards,  National Cyber Security Programme
> Wellbeing Lead, North Wales Police
> Acquisition Manager, North Yorkshire Police & Fire
> Business Relationship & Project Manager, Nottinghamshire Police
> Chairman, Police Federation - City of London Police
> Procurement Specialist, Police Scotland
> Head, ResilenceDirect
> Strategic Category Manager, South Yorkshire Police
> Fleet Operations Manager, Staffordshire Police
> Head of Driver Training, Surrey Police
> Head of Procurement, Thames Valley Police
> Head of Commercial, The Police ICT Company
> Head of Transport, Warwickshire & West Mercia Police
> Procurement Manager, Warwickshire & West Mercia Police
> Fleet Supplies Manager, West Midlands Police
> Head of Digital Innovation, West Yorkshire Police
> Director of Procurement, Yorkshire & Humber Police

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Thanks to our sponsors

Sponsored by Audax


Having been pioneers and suppliers to Police forces around the World for over 15 years;  Audax’s success has been obtained from providing our customers in the Emergency Services the innovations they need to aid them in their daily roles. Audax chose to sponsor the Future Policing zone at The Emergency Services Show 2020 as this focal point will be an ideal meeting ground for both visitors and industry to share visions, ideas, and concepts as we collaborate in defining the new Policing solutions.

Audax® are the worldwide Pioneers in developing Body Worn Video (BWV) technology. We led the World in 2006 with the UK Home Office in a joint project producing the first-ever BWV standards. Audax® were the First UK Security SME ever funded by the European Union H2020 Instrument for innovation; the Communications Systems Award winner at the Counter Terror Business Awards and winners of the “Most Innovative in Security Technology” at the Innovation & Excellence Awards 2019. We are Members of Made in Britain, the register of British Manufacturers and BAPCO the leading UK based Association for all professionals using or developing Public Safety technology.

Organisations purchase from us due to our Compliant ‘for Evidential Purpose’ devices, coupled with our longevity in business and Pedigree. Audax® are renowned for innovation and respected for our competitive pricing and technology is superior to that of many competitors. Headquartered in Plymouth, and with a satellite office in Brussels, Belgium; this has enabled Audax® to liaise better with our customer base and EU partners. The Audax® team is predominantly composed of service veterans and We manufacture and design our products to be a ‘Security and Privacy by design’ product with the use of AES 256 Encryption.

Supported by Police Federation


The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is the staff association for police constables, sergeants and inspectors (including chief inspectors).


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