Open Sources, Closing Borders: Policing, Counter-Terrorism & Organised Crime in Europe After Brexit


Venue: Wales Millennium Centre & St David’s Hotel, Cardiff Bay

Partners: Open Source Communications and Analytics Research Development Centre, Cardiff University, What Works Centre for Crime Reduction & College of Policing

Speakers: Chief Constable Matt Jukes, South Wales Police; DCS Alan Lyon (National Prevent Coordinator), Sir Denis O’Connor (Ex HMIC); Prof Emeritus Rod Morgan; National Crime Agency; National Digital Exploitation Service; Prof Nick Tilley, UCL; Prof Mike Levi, Cardiff University

Guests: Senior Police Practitioners and Academics

The conference sought to understand the implications of Brexit, and its causes and consequences, for the future of policing in a world that is being transformed by open source communications. It established a dialogue between leading practitioners, academics and policy makers about how we should understand the Brexit process and its likely ramifications for crime and policing in the UK and Europe. In so doing, it developed a more in-depth and sophisticated understanding of how the police and policing should be reconfigured to face the future.

The conference was comprised of a full day conference in the wales Millennium Centre followed by a formal evening dinner in the 5 Star St David’s Hotel. Due to the profile of the speakers and the nature of attendees the event presented unique security considerations, which required liaison with both South Wales Police and the Metropolitan Police service.