The challenge of policing violent extremism

Reform are thrilled to host a major speech by Commander Makhdum Ali Chishty QPM, Commander at the Metropolitan Police, as he enters retirement.

Reflecting on 31 years’ police service – in investigative, operational, and specialist roles – Chishty will share his insights on law enforcement in the twenty-first century, delivering a personal analysis of how violent extremism – due to a ‘concoction of ideology, digital strategy, and transnationalism’ – poses fresh challenges to policing strategy and operations. He will outline his ideas for combating this abstract, amorphous threat through a combination of traditional enforcement mechanisms with effective engagement strategy. Speaking as a Chief Officer and as a Muslim, Chishty will consider how the success of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) will rely in great part on community capacity-building, grassroots-institutional partnerships and strong local leadership.

The event is taking place on Tuesday 13 June at 09.45 for 10.00 – 11.00, in a central London location. There will also be an opportunity for networking post-event

If you are interested in attending, please contact Please note that attendance will be confirmed by email and is subject to availability.


020 3327 1183

13 June 2017
09.45 - 11.00