Mapping a Pandemic: Policing the UK during Covid- 19

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RUSI experts offer their assessments on policing the UK during Covid- 19.

The coronavirus pandemic represents one of the the biggest challenges to UK policing since the Second World War. Some aspects of criminal behaviour are very likely to decrease during periods of social distancing, for example alcohol-related disorderly behaviour, violence in and around bars, pubs, nightclubs and restaurants, reducing police demand for emergency response calls. However, a minority will exploit the pandemic for criminal purposes. 

In this webinar, panellists will discuss the challenges of maintaining law and order during the coronavirus response. They will also consider how the pandemic is changing the organised crime threat and the likely implications for law enforcement agencies. 

Panellists include:

  • Richard Walton, Distinguished Fellow, RUSI and former Head of Counter Terrorism Command (SO15), Metropolitan Police Service
  • Keith Ditcham, Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director, Organised Crime and Policing, RUSI

The webinar will be moderated by Dr Jonathan Eyal, International Director, RUSI.

This event is open to all.

To take part you must pre-register no later than 13 May using the ‘Register Now’ button above.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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