The world of 2027 – and how to police it

If politics follows its expected timetable, the next General Election-but-one will take place in 2027. Due to technological advances, day-to-day life in the UK will be significantly different from today. With advancements in voice recognition, bio-sensing, gestural interfaces, touch-screen versatility and other technologies the world of 2027 could potentially look very different to the world we know today. Effective policing will be just as high a priority in 2027 as in 2018. The policing challenge will however be a very different one. The trend of crime moving online will only continue. Much more importantly, the communities that the police serve will operate in very different ways.  For example, a whole new level of electronic communication will require new forms of engagement by officers.

This conference will bring together around 150 figures from the policing policy community including officials, policymakers and academics. It will take place on Friday 12 October at 08.30 for 09.00 – 12.40.

Conference agenda

08.30 – 08.55   Registration and breakfast

08.55 – 09.00   Welcome and introduction

09.00 – 10.30   Panel one: Deciphering the world of 2027 from today

This panel will present ideas and trends that encapsulate the social and technological changes that are likely to lead to the world of 2027. Expert speakers will describe their pioneering work today, and make some predictions of the path of change to 2027. Speakers to be announced soon.

10.30 – 11.00    Coffee break and refreshments

11.00 – 12.30    Panel two: Policing the world of 2027

This panel will debate the future of policing in this new world. As in the first panel, pioneering speakers will describe their current experience and look forward to the challenges of the near future. Speakers include:

  • Lynne Owens, Director General, National Crime Agency
  • Commander Karen Baxter, National Coordinator for Economic Crime, City of London Police
  • Other speakers to be announced soon

12.30 – 12.40    Closing remarks

This conference is kindly supported by BT:


020 7799 6699

12 October 2018
09.00 - 12.40