Knife Crime immersive, your chance to get involved

Published on 25 November 2019

For 2020, The Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) is collaborating with the Home Office’s Serious Violence Unit and Accelerated Capability Environment to create a live immersive experience that illustrates a blended, preventative approach to tackling Knife Crime.

The immersive feature is entitled ‘Knife Crime: A 21st Century Approach’ and will focus on showcasing and demonstrating solutions and technology across three themes:

  • Data – demonstrating the joining up of datasets across transport, local hubs and county lines to enable police to make better enforcement decisions; breaking up gangs, taking weapons off the streets, and diverting would be offenders. The aim is to enable more informed, intelligence-led policing with an enforcement focus, but also help police to support young people that may have been exploited or victimised.
  • Technology – focused on modernising knife detection solutions to be more preventative, less intrusive, and resource efficient. Solutions would need to be operable by law enforcement and we are interested in behavioural detection elements for a smarter approach.
  • Community Engagement – solutions for balancing enforcement powers and capability with ‘softer’ measures to address the root cause of offences, by encouraging positive behaviours and information-sharing within communities, working collaboratively with the police. It is a ‘whole system’ approach to leverage key influencers – peers, teachers, siblings, social workers, and parents; and could be technology-enabled or another form of initiative.

As in previous years, attendees will be guided through the feature.

How to get involved – the opportunity

This exciting immersive feature will present what the future state may look like, so innovative solutions, video material, product concepts and demonstrations are welcomed.
To help build this experience we are looking to include solutions, products, product concepts, video and sound materials, demonstrations and applications from organisations that focus on the following:

  • Information integration and reporting capability – linking community intelligence with police operations
  • Identifying and securing crowded places
  • Intelligent detection screening with a behavioural element
  • Community influencing and behaviour change

Next steps – how to register your interest

Please complete the Invitation to Participate application form and send to by 12:00hrs on 30 January 2020.

Important: Please use the subject header: ‘Security and Policing 2020 – Knife Crime Immersive Feature Participation Form – [Insert Your Company Name]’.

JSaRC will review the responses submitted by this deadline, and you will be informed within four weeks, via your nominated point of contact, whether you have been successful in your application to be involved in the feature.

Any questions?
If you have any questions you need us to answer, send us an email to using the heading ‘Security and Policing 2020 – Knife Crime Immersive Feature questions – [Insert Your Company Name]’.


  • Please note that due to the nature of the feature, there will be other companies and equipment in the same vicinity.
  • There are sponsorship opportunities available for this immersive experience, please indicate in your completed Participation Form should you be interested.
  • Please note this feature will not provide any Government endorsement or verification /certification of equipment.
  • This event is not a commercial activity. No goods or services will be purchased as a result of this event.
  • Successful participants will be required to have a presence at Security and Policing 2020. Please indicate on your submission form if you require assistance in exhibiting.

There are several ways to get involved, ranging from sponsorship opportunities to product placement and showcasing. Find out more about the opportunities available on the Security and Policing website 2020.

JSaRC Live Immersive Feature at Security and Policing – Invitation to Participate application form, ‘Knife Crime – a 21st Century Approach’

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