with Police Rewired

Hack the Police

A hackathon is an invention marathon. It's often a competitive event, held over 1 or 2 days. During the event, participants compete to design and prototype a solution to a problem, guided by the theme of the event and a number of prize categories.

The annual Police Rewired hackathon is Hack the Police - a fun, welcoming event, open to anyone with an eye for problem solving. Our events are:

  • Open to anyone; aimed at developers, designers, data-scientists, students, academics.
  • Competitive and friendly; offering prizes for innovation, guidance and support.
  • Supported by police officers and police tech experts; volunteering their own time.
  • Funded through sponsorship; FREE to attend and participate.

Most recently:

Hack the Police

Where it all began, demonstrating the power of new service development in 2013.

Hack the Police 2

In collaboration with the Goldmsiths Forensic Psychology Unit, supporting their work to develop prototypes for the Self-Administered Interview.

Hack the Police 3

Themed around protecting the most vulnerable in society.

Supported by Lincolnshire Police and the Metropolitan Police in London.

Hack the Police 4

Detect the undetected!

...from crime scene to case file...

Our investigation themed hackathon, held in September 2019 with support from the Metropolitan Police in London.