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Co-Sponsored by:

  • Police Executive Programme, Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University
  • Society of Evidence-Based Policing
  • Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing Ltd.

This year's conference is taking place online and key speakers and talks are listed below.



Welcome and Introduction

Professor Lawrence Sherman KNO, Director, Police Executive Programme, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge 

Keynote Address

Chief Constable Martin Hewitt QPM, Chair, National Police Chiefs’ Council

Keynote Address  

Dame Sara Thornton DBE QPM

Presentation of the 2020 Sir Robert Peel Medal Award


Peel Medal Address

Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM DA, Leicestershire Police

Laudation to Officer Cariol Horne, Buffalo NY Police

Professor Lawrence Sherman KNO



9:00    Racial Equity in Stop & Search: The Risk-Adjusted Disparity (RAD) Index The Dorset Stop & Search Project: Using the Risk-Adjusted Disparity Index
  Chair: ACC Jackie Sebire PhD, NPCC Lead on Serious Violence, Bedfordshire Police


  • Chief Constable James Vaughan, Dorset Police
  • Professor Lawrence Sherman: RAD Index and an RCT for Stop & Search
9:45 Reducing Serious Violence: The Government’s Strategy
  Chair: Professor Lawrence Sherman
  Speaker: Kit Malthouse, Minister for Crime and Policing
10:30 Reducing Violence With Hot Spots Patrols: Essex and Bedford
  Chair: Chief Constable Chris Sims (ret), West Midlands Police


  • Lewis Basford, Essex Police
  • Michelle Leggetter, Bedfordshire Police
  • Dr Matt Bland, Cambridge University
11:45 Lessons Learned in CT: 2017-2021
  Chair: Sir Denis O’Connor, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary (ret).

Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu QPM, College of Policing

1:45 Knife Crime and County Lines
  Chair: David Shaw QPM, Chief Constable West Mercia (ret)                


  • Ahenkora Bediako, Metropolitan Police
  • Trevor Lawry, Metropolitan Police
  • Matthew Barcraft-Barnes, Surrey
2:45 College of Policing and Serious Crime Reduction
  Chair: Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, Gloucestershire Police (ret)       
  Speaker: Rachel Tuffin, College of Policing
3:30 Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Barak Ariel
  Chair: Professor Lawrence Sherman
  Speaker: Barak Ariel, Professor of Experimental Criminology-elect, University of Cambridge
4:15 Using EBP as a Chief Officer: Preventing Serious Violence
  Chair:  Dr Peter Neyroud CBE QPM, University of Cambridge 


  • Chief Constable James Vaughan, Dorset Police
  • DAC Basit Javid, Met
  • Commander Alex Murray, Met
  • ACC Rob Jones, Suffolk
  • ACC Jackie Sebire, Ph.D. Bedfordshire
5:00 Close



9:00 Tele-policing & Rapid Video Response: Freeing Time for High-Harm Victims
  Chair: Dr Heather Strang, Director, Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology


  • Graham Hooper, Kent Police
  • Stacey Rothwell, Kent Police
  • Kent McFadzien, Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing
  • Will Lay, Kent Police   

Discussant: Dr Heather Strang     


Predicting Seriously Violent Offenders               

  Chair: Chief Constable (ret) Chris Sims OBE QPM DL


  • Dr Geoffrey Barnes, Metropolitan Police and Cambridge University
  • DCI Lorraine Hilder, Metropolitan Police
  • Dr Sara Valdebenito, Cambridge University

Protecting Domestic Abuse Victims           

  Chair: Debbie Simpson QPM, Chief Constable (ret), Dorset 


  • Andy Jenkins, Surrey
  • Sharon Caddell, Durham PCC
  • John Ross, Metropolitan Police
  • Alisa Wilson, Lancashire Police
2:00 Met Research at Cambridge

Chair: Dr Paul W. Clarke, Metropolitan Police

  • Phil Davies: Victim Satisfaction
  • Ben Clark: Victim Satisfaction
  • Jane Corrigan: PREVENT

Missing Persons and Serious Harm   

  Chair: Crispian Strachan CBE QPM


  • Ryan Doyle, Devon & Cornwall Police
  • Keith Johnson, Bedfordshire Police
  • Marcus Cator, Hampshire Police
4:15 Celebrating Recent MSt Graduates
5:00 Closing Remarks: Professor Lawrence Sherman




Monday, 12 July, 2021 - 17:00 to Wednesday, 14 July, 2021 - 17:00
Tuesday, 13 July, 2021 - 17:00 to Thursday, 15 July, 2021 - 17:00
Wednesday, 14 July, 2021 - 17:00 to Friday, 16 July, 2021 - 17:00