“Expert Dialogue on Violence Against Women and Girls: Policing and Technology Perspectives 2023”

Expert Dialogue on Violence Against Women and Girls Policing and Technology Perspectives 2023

Unveiling Perspectives on Violence Against Women and Girls: An Expert Dialogue Hosted by London Policing College for the 5th International Police Education Conference

When: Tuesday, 10 October 2023, 13:50 – 16:00 BST
Where: Online (London Policing College, 2023).


Violence against women and girls (VAWG) has perpetually been a significant concern. Although strides have been made in understanding and addressing it, the changing dynamics of society bring forth new challenges. This seminar, integrating online and in-person sessions, aims to delve deep into these aspects by leveraging insights from the workshops conducted by the London Policing College over the past four years (London Policing College, 2023).

Agenda Highlights:

14:00 – 16:00: Setting the Scene

Contemporary challenges in police responses to VAWG.
Revelations from Op Bluestone Sotoria and more.

14:30 – 15:00: The Digital Dimension

How technology can empower or exploit in the context of VAWG.

15:00 – 15:30: Navigating Complexity in Modern Investigations

Expert insights on managing multifaceted data, aiding victims, and liaising with prosecutors.

15:30 – 16:00: Leadership in Addressing VAWG

Exploring the nuances of leadership roles in mitigating VAWG amidst growing challenges (London Policing College, 2023).

Meet the Panel:

Parm Sandhu (Chair):

A former high-ranking Metropolitan Police officer specializing in VAWG. Author of “Black and Blue” and a prominent advocate for women and individuals of color (London Policing College, 2023).

Yasmin Khan:

Founder of The Halo Project Charity, and a national advisor for VAWG. Recognized for her super-complaint highlighting the shortcomings faced by BME communities (London Policing College, 2023).

Leigh Beek:

Former Detective Chief Inspector with rich experience in frontline policing and handling serious sexual offenses, especially in South London boroughs (London Policing College, 2023).

Detective Superintendent Gareth Miles:

A veteran with the City of London Police, specializing in Fraud, Cyber, and Economic Crime. Currently helms the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (London Policing College, 2023).

Professor (Dr) Purvi Pokhariyal:

Dean at the School of Law, Forensic Justice & Policy Studies, National Forensic Sciences University, India. An international academic with a profound interest in VAWG (London Policing College, 2023).

Key Discussion Points:

Balancing police excellence and criticism to foster change.
Elevating the capabilities of senior officers to function in complex scenarios.
Fortifying cybersecurity for women and girls to minimize coercion and bolster safety.
For more information or to join our mailing list, please reach out to the London Policing College. Reserve your spot for this enlightening seminar today, as we come together to find solutions to the pressing concerns of VAWG (London Policing College, 2023).

Click here to Register

Note: Registration is complimentary for public sector representatives. All attendees are required to sign up at least two weeks before the event. The seminar is exclusive to members of the law enforcement community and related agencies (London Policing College, 2023).


London Policing College. (2023). “Violence Against Women and Girls Operational and Academic Perspectives”: Part of the 5th International Police Education Conference collection. Eventbrite. (online) Available at:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/violence-against-women-and-girls-operational-and-academic-perspectives-tickets-670636039447?aff=oddtdtcreator/. (Accessed Date: Oct 9, 2023).

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