Hack the Police 3 :: 8-9 December 2018, London
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Hack the Police 3: London

December 8-9 2018. Venue: 100 Blackfriars Road

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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 hackers attending.

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


  • 10:00Event open & registration
  • 11:00Welcome, icebreaker, 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 8-9 2018
10:00 Sat - 17:00 Sun


100 Blackfriars Road
with thanks to Computacenter


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

Amazon Web Services ESRI Aerodyne Imaging Ltd
Computacenter Front-Line Tech Ltd Issured Ltd

This event is supported by

Metropolitan Police Computacenter Police Now The College of Policing


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.

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.

I have another question

Please contact Lewis Westbury on lewis@policerewired.org.

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?

We're still sorting catering but are aiming to provide lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes, and you must agree to it before attending. You can find it here.

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