Author: Maximilian Querbach, Researcher, Landeskriminalamt Niedersachsen (LKA)
Maximilian Querbach, is a researcher at LKA, he led on the requirements capture research for the DesignLab around Predictive Policing. Below he gives an account of his experience in doing this:
The PRoTECT (Public Resilience using Technology to Counter Terrorism) project aims to strengthen local authorities’ capabilities in public spaces protection by putting in place an overarching concept where tools, technology, training and field demonstrations will lead to situational awareness and improve direct responses to secure public places before, during and after a terrorist threat.
The Design Against Crime Solution Centre has an exciting opportunity for an experienced design researcher to deliver University of Salford (USAL) CCI project tasks, collaborate with consortium partners and support delivery of the CCI project.
As part of the PRoTECT project, Efus and the city of Brasov (RO) organised a seminar on “Identifying vulnerabilities and mitigating the risk of terrorist threats on public spaces: Cooperation between all stakeholders”, on 17 July in Brasov.
On 17.06, a seminar on urban design took place in the premises of the new building of the Estonian Academy of Security Sciences, bringing together architects, city planners, urbanists and other space creation specialists in order to discuss the current situation and the future plans together with police officers.
Over 2,000 crime prevention practitioners all attended the event 24th Deutsche Präventionstag (DPT) and the 13th Annual International Forum (AIF), which took place from 20–21 May in Berlin. We are pleased that a number of CCI Consortium members participated in this important event — as well as presenting at the AIF.