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YHORG Meeting and AGM. Talks by West Yorkshire Police

Venue: West Yorkshire Playhouse
Speaker: Martin Rahman and Gail Ludlam
Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2017 at 17:30 - 20:00

YHORG Meeting and AGM

Date/Time: Wednesday 26 th April 2016 at 18:00

Venue: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, LS2 7UP

The application of OR tools and techniques in a Policing environment – the West Yorkshire Police experience

Martin Rahman

West Yorkshire Police has been an active member of the OR community since the mid 1990’s. Over the years it has utilised many OR tools and techniques to help address real life operational challenges ranging from its call handling capability through to the design of large scale operating models. This presentation will look at how OR tools are used within the Force to aid decision making and will include Simulation Modelling, System Dynamics, Regression Analysis and other related techniques.

Martin joined West Yorkshire Police in 1997 as the Process Improvement Project Manager. He has taken on a number of roles and is currently a Corporate Business Change Lead. He leads on such issues as Continuous Improvement and OR. Martin’s team comprises a number of OR specialists who apply advanced analytical tools and techniques to help senior managers make strategic and tactical decisions. Martin is a co-founder and ex-chair of the Continuous Improvement Exchange Forum (North) and chair of the OR Criminal Justice SIG.

Optimising the Efficiency of the National Police Air Service through the application of Simulation Modelling Tools

Gail Ludlam

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) was developed as the single provider of police aviation and was the first truly national police collaboration. NPAS commissioned a simulation model to test anticipated performance and viability of alternative base numbers and locations. The model was built in Witness and covered various aspects of air support: e.g. selection of an appropriate response aircraft, maintenance time, flying time limitations. This model provided NPAS and the National Strategic Board with quantitative analysis to base their decisions on and was essential in securing and maintaining the trust and confidence of the many stakeholders, which led to an agreed operating model with an approximate 14% saving.

Gail joined WYP as a Business Change Specialist in 2013 after completing both a BSc and MSc in OR and Management Science at Lancaster University. Gail has worked on cross-organisational projects and continues to look at applications for OR to help management decision making across WYP.

Prior to the talks, there will be a short AGM. If you are interested in joining the YHORG committee and helping to plan future events, please contact James Crosbie.

Refreshments will be available from 5:30pm. As places are limited, please contact James Crosbie on jamescrosbie@hotmail.co.uk early to book a place.