SIPR Conference

SIPR’s Scottish International Policing Conference for 2022 will take place at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh on 23-24 May 2022 –  The closing date for registration is 12th May so please register as soon as possible.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Contemporary Policing Demand: Enhancing Capacity, Capability, and Resilience’. In additional to plenary sessions featuring Police Scotland Chief Constable Iain Livingstone, SPA Chair Mr Martyn Evans, HMICS Craig Naylor and Prof Denise Martin, which will be chaired by Dr Victoria Herrington.

The conference will include workshops on:

  • Data and Demand;
  • Cultural Diversity and Inclusion;
  • Organisational Change, Innovation, and Adaptation;
  • Health and Wellbeing;
  • Effective Leadership; and
  • Enhancing Workforce, Capability, and Skills.

The purpose of this conference is to promote knowledge exchange and networking opportunities for policing academics, practitioners, and policy makers.

This will be delivered as a hybrid event to enable delegates to participate in person, or remotely as required. We regret that the workshops will not be able to be live streamed but remote attendance will be possible for all plenary sessions and keynote lectures.


Invitation to conference dinner and ceilidh

In addition to the event taking place over two days, there will also be a conference dinner and ceilidh on the Monday evening (23 May) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Smart Memorial Lectures which this year will be delivered by Andy Rhodes QPM.


Call for Posters

As part of the conference, SIPR are calling for Poster submissions to be displayed throughout the conference. Poster contributors will be provided with complimentary tickets to the conference and a prize will be presented for the winner of ‘best poster’ (as determined by popular vote throughout the conference) –


For more information and to register for this event, please visit or contact SIPR Knowledge Exchange and Business Manager, Monica Boyle (