Police Rewired

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Volunteers, fighting crime, with code.

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Who we are

Police Rewired is a volunteer-led group dedicated to enthusing and supporting independent developers and makers who have an interest in policing technology, community safety, and fighting crime.

We want to build tools to make people safer.

We will connect independent developers with policing organisations, front-line policing staff, community groups, and partners with interests aligned with ours.

We support and engage our members through a series of hackathons, workshops and meetups.

View our 2018 Q4 term card!

Coming up...

Projects meet

On November 6th we’re holding our first meet-up at Newspeak House to kick off some exciting new projects. We welcome software developers, designers, and creative problem-solvers!

If you're interested in joining a project, or if you'd like to pitch an idea to other developers - come along and see what's on offer!

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Hack the Police 3

Join us for Hack the Police 3, the original policing hackathon! This year we're up and running in two locations, working in partnership with CSCV. If you love hackathons and you want to do something exciting and worthwhile, grab a ticket to either of our events:

  • Lincoln, 1-2 December
  • London, 8-9 December

FREE tickets!


August 2013: Hack the Police

In 2013, Officers from the Commissioner's 100, a change group within the Metropolitan Police, held the first policing hackathon and named it Hack the Police.

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December 2017: Hack the Police 2

Only 4 years later, Hack the Police returned, this time in collaboration with the Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths.

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April 2018: Software self-defence 101

Police Rewired hosted a short talk from Glyn Wintle, cyber security professional and outspoken advocate of best practices. Glyn shared tools and tips for designing security into software; and told a few horror stories everybody should hear...