Markets in Patrol

The fourth Markets in Policing ESRC Seminar seeks to stimulate an evidence-based debate among policy-makers, practitioners and academics around private sector involvement in public policing.


10.15 – 10.30
Welcome and Introduction, Professor Adam Crawford (University of Leeds)

Session one: A provider’s perspective

10.30 – 11.30

‘Opportunities for and challenges to private sector involvement in (mobile) patrols’, Dirk Wilson (Sector Security Services, BSIA)

Discussant: Fraser Sampson (Chief Executive OPCC West Yorkshire)

Session two: A purchaser’s perspective

11.30 – 12.30

‘Purchasing police patrols in a London Borough’, Stuart Priestley (Safer Kensington and Chelsea Manager)

Discussant: Dr. Anna Barker (Bradford University)

12.30 – 13.15

Session three: Public / Private Partnerships within frontline policing

13.15 – 14.15

‘Community Safety Accreditation Schemes: Assisting partnerships to deliver visibly integrated services’, Superintendent Phil Cain (North Yorkshire Police)

'Partnerships and the Future of British Policing', Dr. Michael McDonagh (Director of Policing Development, Securitas UK)

Discussant: Professor Jenny Fleming (Southampton University)

Session four: Examples of Plural Patrol Initiatives

14.15 – 15.15

‘Accountability of publically contracted ‘private’ security patrols: Lessons from the York patrol schemes’, Stuart Lister (University of Leeds)

‘Plural Policing in the night-time economy: The case of Street Pastors’, Dr. Alison Green (Open University) and Dr. Nick Johns (Cardiff University)

Discussant: Dr. Adam White (Sheffield University)