Hack the Police 3 :: 1-2 December 2018, Lincolnshire Police HQ, Nettleham, Lincs
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Hack the Police 3: Lincoln

December 1-2 2018. Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, Nettleham

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In the summer of 2013, front-line police officers from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner's 100 voluntered to set up and run the first UK Policing Hackathon - Hack the Police. A second event was run in 2017 in London, with 20 attendees.

In 2018 Hack the Police is back for #HTP3, and this time we've got two events on two weekends in Lincoln and London.

We'll be setting hack categories on the day and there will be prizes for the winning team/individual. Independent judges will select the winner and you'll get to accept your prize with a photo and a handshake on stage and hopefully a pretty cool sense of satisfaction.

It's a standard hackathon — but with a twist towards supporting police officers, victims of crimes, the public, or catching criminals.


  • 10:00Doors open & attendees sign in
  • 11:00Welcome, team formation
  • 12:00Hacking starts
  • 13:00Lunch
  • 16:00Progress check
  • 17:00Dinner
  • 19:00Day one ends


  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:30 Hack demonstrations
  • 16:45 Awards
  • 17:00 Event end

December 1-2 2018
10:00 Sat - 17:00 Sun


Lincolnshire Police Headquarters,
Deepdale Lane,


Massive thanks to the kind organisations who have agreed to sponsor the event — without them, it wouldn't be possible.

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This event is supported by

Lincolnshire Police G4S Marc Jones, Lincolnshire PCC


What is a hackathon?

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.

Who owns the projects?

All projects built at this event belongs completely to the teams. However, to generate the widest benefit from this event, we encourage attendees to provide Open Source licenses for the results of their work.

What should I bring?

All participants will need to bring their laptop, charger(s) and any other devices they wish to work on. We'll provide wifi and power.

How much does it cost?

We want to make this event accessible for everyone, so there is no charge to enter. To make this possible, we need sponsorship. If you are interested in supporting, please get in touch.

Who is this event for?

Developers, designers, officers, psychologists, researchers, and other interested people.

Who is running this event?

This event is run by Greg Stevenson, Lewis Westbury, Andreas Varotsis, & Rory Geoghegan.

Do I need a team?

You don't need a team to take part; it's perfectly acceptable to create a solo project. However, during the event itself, there will be opportunities to share ideas and connect with your fellow hackers to form a team. As organisers, we'll do our best to encourage and facilitate teamwork across the weekend.

Do I have to stay overnight?

No, in fact the nature of the venue we're using means people will have to vacate at the end of the day.

Can I start before?

While you can explore ideas before the event, you shouldn't start your project before the event itself and still enter the challenges. If you want to bring an existing project to the table, we encourage full disclosure and honesty.

What's the deal with food?

Food is provided - we will provide lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

What about parking?

There will be plenty of parking on site for all attendees.

Where did the Lincoln photos come from?

The photographs of Lincoln used in this website and marketing material were taken by Master Photographer Matt Feeney.

If you have another question please contact Greg Stevenson on greg.stevenson@cscv.uk.

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