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 projects, hackathons, workshops and meet-ups.
Plans for 2019
We're currently preparing our plans for meet-ups and projects in 2019.
Our goals include:
- Providing facilities and support to Police Rewired volunteers and their public safety projects.
- Running events to promote ideation and prototyping of new tools in public safety.
- Building relationships with police forces and policing bodies, and outreach into civic tech and volunteer developer groups.
If you'd like to contribute to any of our crime-fighting public safety projects, join our community to hear more about them - or check out the projects page to see if you'd like to volunteer your skills.
November 2018: Projects meet
On November 6th we held 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, join our community.
December 2018: Hack the Police 3
Hack the Police 3, the original policing hackathon, took place in two locations during December 2018. Police Rewired worked in partnership with CSCV to deliver the Lincoln event, and led the London event. If you love hackathons and you want to do something exciting and worthwhile, keep an eye out for future events.
August 2013: Hack the Police
December 2017: Hack the Police 2
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...