19 July, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sarah Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Policing and the Fire Service

Rebuilding trust by delivering results: Labour's vision for law and order

ln recent years, policing has been in a state of perpetual crisis, with a string of high-profile incidents, capped by the Casey Review which offered a damning assessment of the UK's largest force. But with conviction rates falling, and a sense that volume crime is no longer investigated, it's not just misconduct harming public trust. lmproved performance will be key to restoring confidence.

These delivery failures reflect a diverse set of factors, ranging from the more complex caseload facing frontline officers to the digital revolution which has added cybercrime to the list of policing priorities. ln this context, understanding the role technology and data can play - whether in freeing up frontline officer time, improving detection, or enhancing preventative work - is essential. But it also means exploring wider questions that affect performance, such as how policing structures should be transformed or what role the Home Office can play to support Chief Constables in their efforts to drive down crime.

New resources will be welcomed, but they must be accompanied by reforms that will build a police service fit for the future. Performance failings that undermine confidence and lead to victims receiving a poor service demand sustained attention from political leaders and concrete plans for doing things differently.

Reform are delighted to be joined by Sarah Jones MP, Shadow Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, to discuss how Labour will seek to reform policing and rebuild trust in our justice system.