British Association for Women in Policing 

Sussex Police to host Senior Women in Policing Conference 2017

Sussex Police are delighted to be hosting the Senior Women in Policing conference in the autumn of 2017. 

The conference attracts senior officers and staff from England, Wales and Northern Ireland to discuss strategic 

policing issues and share good practice.

The theme to be explored at the Sussex conference will focus on how we inspire change for equality in the workplace 

to reflect the diversity of our community.

The role of Women Leaders in Policing has never been more important in facilitating and contributing to discussions on issues of concern to all officers, whilst providing a female perspective.

The conference supports the sharing of information, networking and professional development, and provides the opportunity for participants to stand together to engender change and continuous improvement, where the outcomes have the potential to be significant, far reaching and rewarding.

It is anticipated that the conference will be held over a three day period in Brighton in the late autumn of 2017.

Chief Constable Giles York QPM said “this is a fantastic opportunity for Sussex and one which reflects the high regard held for Sussex in relation to the forward thinking and development of future policing. I am delighted that Evolve, our Gender Equality Network were successful in their bid on behalf of the force.

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne said:  “It is a real honour for Sussex Police to be chosen to host this prestigious, national event which will focus on the profile and perception of our police service, especially the women within it, as well as examining the challenges that lie ahead. 

“We will hear from women who have led the way in their own organisations or fields of expertise and from key speakers who will give an insight into the personal leadership qualities required for the future.”

T/Chief Superintendent Di Roskilly, Evolve Chair said “Whilst this is a national conference aimed at Senior Women, there are some very exciting opportunities. Through this conference we want to leave a tangible legacy for future generations that enables forces to become representative of the communities that we serve. We all have a part to play in achieving that”

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