Pearls in Policing

Pearls in Policing

Yearly 3-Day Conference

A global think tank where top executives in law enforcement meet once to discuss the strategic and personal challenges of their organisations.

Pearls in Policing consists of two interlinked programme’s: the annual three day Pearls conference in June which is attended by a maximum of 35 law enforcement leaders (Commissioners or their Deputies) and the International Action Learning Group, or IALG, which is the learning link between the yearly Pearls in Policing
Conferences.

The IALG facilitates the strategic, professional and personal development of selected senior officials of law enforcement organisations around the world. A maximum of 20 participants gather three times a year in different places around the world to work on an assignment which has been formulated by the Pearls delegates during the previous year’s conference.

The main aim of the Pearls conference is bringing together law enforcement leaders from around the world to discuss the challenges we all face and exchange thoughts and ideas on various topics related to a yearly changing theme. At the beginning of the Pearls conference the IALG presents the shared findings of their assignment to the Pearls delegates which provides the basis for the various interactive sessions, peer to peer consultations and group discussions during the next two days.

At the end of the Pearls conference the Pearls delegates will take all information shared into account and agree upon a new emerging strategic issue that is relevant to the future of policing. This topic will be given to the next group of IALG participants as their assignment to work on throughout the following year.

Pearls in Policing

Yearly 3-Day Conference

A global think tank where top executives in law enforcement meet once a year to discuss the strategic and personal challenges of their organisations.

4. The future of policing

At the end of the Pearls conference the Pearls delegates will take all information shared into account and agree upon a new emerging strategic issue that is relevant to the future of policing. This topic will be given to the next group of IALG participants as their assignment to work on throughout the following year. At the start of the next Pearls conference a year later, these results will be shared again with the Pearls delegates as a starting point for their discussions. 

1. The Pearls conference

Pearls in Policing consists of two interlinked programmes: the annual three day Pearls conference in June which is attended by a maximum of 35 law enforcement leaders (Commissioners or their Deputies) and the International Action Learning Group, or IALG, which is the learning link between the yearly Pearls in Policing conferences. Since 2007 Pearls in Policing has brought law enforcement executives from around the world together. 

3. Uniting global law enforcement

The main aim of the Pearls conference is bringing together law enforcement leaders from around the world to discuss the challenges we all face and exchange thoughts and ideas on various topics related to a yearly changing theme. At the beginning of the Pearls conference the IALG presents the shared findings of their assignment to the Pearls delegates which provides the basis for the various interactive sessions, peer to peer consultations and group discussions during the next two days.

2. The IALG seminars

The IALG facilitates the strategic, professional and personal development of selected senior officials of law enforcement organisations around the world. A maximum of 20 participants gather three times a year in different places around the world to work on an assignment which has been formulated by the Pearls delegates during the previous years’ conference. During nine months this group works together to explore an array of policing scenarios, address the future challenges of policing and bridge the gaps between the Pearls conferences. 

Pearls Conferences

The 14th Pearls in Policing Conference will be held in The Netherlands in June 2021. The theme of the conference is Leading Transformation: Creating the Police Workforce of the Future and will focus on the future workforce of law enforcement organisations in an ever changing world. The organisation of this Pearls conference is a co-production between the Netherlands Police and the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee.

IALG Seminars

The IALG programme is based on action learning: research, (group)work and learning at the same time. The IALG 2019-2020/21 participants will come together three times and they will be hosted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the New South Wales Police Force (NSW) in Sydney, the New York Police Department (NYPD) in New York City, and the Netherlands Police and Royal Netherlands Marechaussee in the Netherlands.