Hack the Police 2018 - Lincoln
Hack the Police is a 2 day hackathon where individuals or teams of up to four people compete to come up with the best solution for themes we'll provide on the day. We'll provide the themes and policing knowledge, you provide the hacks!
Hackathons are invention marathons for developers, designers, psychologists, researchers and more. During the event, participants ('hackers') will build projects that answer our challenges to build awesome creative projects.
If you've got an interest in policing, law enforcement, victim support, crime investigation... we'd love to have you on board. Web developers, app developers, researchers, data analysts, students, teachers, project managers, and more - you're all welcome!
This Lincoln event will be hosted at Lincolnshire Police Headquarters in Nettleham, just north of Lincoln. The event is jointly hosted by CSCV and Police Rewired and kindly supported by Lincolnshire Police, G4S, and Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Marc Jones.
This is one of two events happening as part of Hack the Police 2018, with the other in London the weekend after. Details about last year's event are available at http://hackthepolice.com.
About Police Rewired
Police Rewired is a volunteer-led social enterprise dedicated to enthusing and supporting independent developers and makers who have an interest in policing technology, community safety, and fighting crime. We will connect independent developers with policing organisations, front-line policing staff, community groups, and partners with interests aligned with ours.
Our mission is to create opportunities for our communities and improve police technology.
CSCV are technical specialists in digital policing.
The industry is now in an arms race with professional criminal gangs and state entities with sophisticated tradecraft. The twenty-first century cyber criminal is a ruthless and efficient entrepreneur, supported by a highly developed and rapidly evolving black market.
Cyber Specials and Cyber Volunteers are the core of the digital community with high levels of technical expertise joining policing in their fight against cybercrime.
The resulting CSCV programme has been recognised as a significant opportunity to augment police capability against the growing threat from cybercrime. CSCV’s are now deployed within the digital investigations teams in a number of UK police forces. Furthermore, adoption of the programme as good practice is being driven through national bodies such as the Home Office Cyber Crime Policy Unit and the National Crime Operations Coordination Committee. Now with joint policing and government oversight, the cyber volunteer arena has gone from strength to strength and CSCVs are delivering new capability that is bridging the gap between the police and the evolving cyber criminal.