CFOA Spring conference is underway

Today was the first day of the CFOA Spring Conference. DCI Martin Barry gave a fascinating presentation abIMG_0001out counter terrorism command. With more than 25 years experience in counter terrorism and domestic extremism field, he outlined current and future threats, along with threats to first responders.

Also speaking was Georgina Balmforth (OBE) who is the head of the Protect and Pimagerepare unit in the Home Office.

This looked at emerging threats and how the UK government is preparing for these. There was discussion about the emergency services and required skills, across the country, to ensure all have the ability to respond.

The speakers took questions from the floor and the conference will hear from two more speakers this afternoon.

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