Police Rewired have been running projects and events since 2017. We are fortunate to have been able to share our platform with leaders, thinkers, innovators and experts from the world of public safety and policing...
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matthew Horne worked with us in 2020 to create Hack Hate, the hackathon against hate crime, delivering an opening talk sharing his passion for tackling hate crime.
College of Policing
Rob Flanagan, innovation lead at the College of Policing, has joined us for several iterations of Hack the Police, and helped us to inspire participants at the opening for Hack Hate in 2020.
PCC Katy Bourne
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner
Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne helped us to open and close Hack the Police 2, and then returned the year after to join our judging panel at Hack the Police 3.
Dame Cressida Dick
Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick helped us to open and close Hack the Police 2, our 2018 hackathon delivered in collaboration with the Goldsmiths Forensic Psychology Department.
Sir Stephen House
Assistant Chief Commissioner Sir Stephen House opened and closed Hack the Police 3 for us in London, 2019, focussed around the improvement of policing and public interactions, and several aspects of public safety.
Commander Alex Murray helped us to open Hack the Police 4 in 2019, inspiring participants with his perspective on investigation.
Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe
Commissioner Lord Bernard Hogan Howe supported volunteers inside the Metropolitan Police to run the very first Hack the Police event in 2013, attending the presentations and awarding prizes.
Dr Laura Knight
Dr Laura Knight, Director of the Institute for Public Safety Crime and Justice joined our judging panel at Hack the Police 3, sharing her experience and knowledge of volunteerism in policing.
London's Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Sophie Linden joined us in 2019 for Hack the Police 4, our hackathon focussed on investigation, speaking at the opening of the event about her insights into innovation in policing.
Alex Blatchford, Head of Delivery at Digital Policing (Metropolitan Police) knows a thing or two about volunteering, and has been a keen supporter of our events. Alex spoke at the opening for Hack the Police 3 - sharing his passion for public safety with our participants.
In 2020, we were fortunate enough to work with the Metropolitan Police, Inclusion London, Stop Hate UK, GALOP, CST, the College of Policing, the Alan Turing Institute, Rutgers University, the Observatory on Social Media (Indiana University), the UK Data Service, and Tikkunology - to run Hack Hate, the hackathon against hate crime.
DAC Matthew Horne (Metropolitan Police) opened the event, alongside Rob Flanagan (College of Policing), Dr Bertie Vidgen (Alan Turing Institute), Dr Thomas Davidson (Rutgers University), Dr John Bryden (Observatory on Social Media, Indiana University), Dr Cristina Madger (UK Data Service), Insp Andreas Varotsis (MPS), and Katarzyna Pietrzak (Tikkunology).
Speakers from our partner agencies included Bill Howe (Stop Hate UK), Billie Boyd (GALOP), Louise Holden (Inclusion London), and Dave Rich (CST).
Sponsors included Clue UK, ESRI UK, Amazon Web Services, dxw, and Ctrl O.
Hack Hate was our first event to feature a live magician. Darren Delaney, extraordinary entertainment, performed remotely for us during our closing ceremony, whilst the judges were retired to discuss the projects and prizes.
In 2019, we held Hack the Police 4 "from crime scene to case file" in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, at the Computacenter offices in London.
Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Sophie Linden opened the event, sharing insights into policing, crime and innovation. Speakers also included Commander Alex Murray (MPS), Alex Blatchford (Digital Delivery, MPS), DI Chris Heathcote (MPS), and a number of police officers and staff volunteering their time and expertise.
Sponsors included Computacenter, Amazon Web Services, Clue UK, ESRI UK, and ukgovcamp.
In 2018, we held Hack the Police 3 with support from the Metropolitan Police, and Police Now at the Computacenter offices in London.
Assistant Commissioner Sir Stephen House opened the event by video, alongside speakers at the event: Alex Blatchford (MPS, Digital Policing), Dr Dainis Ignatans (University of Huddersfield), Tom Haye (CSCV), PC Matthew Folletti and PC Rory Duffin (Police Now).
Amongst the judging panel were: PCC Katy Bourne (Sussex), DCI Grace Blake-Turner (Police Now), Dr Laura Knight (Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice).
Sponsors included Computacenter, Aerodyne, Amazon Web Services, ESRI UK, Front-Line Tech Ltd, dxw digital, and issured.
Hack the Police 2 was held in direct partnership with the Goldsmiths Forensic Psychology Department, at the London College of Political Technology (Newspeak House) in London. The event focussed around supporting their work developing the Self-Administered Interview (now approved by the College of Policing).
Commissioner Cressida Dick and PCC Katy Bourne provided inspiring opening and closing talks, and speakers included Professor Fiona Gabbert (Goldsmiths University), Dr Gordon Wright (Goldsmiths University), and Edwin Burns (Goldsmiths University).
Sponsors included the London College of Political Technology (Newspeak House), Blue Lights Digital, and ukgovcamp.