Security & Policing is where arms, border, policing and surveillance companies gather to exhibit equipment and technologies. It is a secretive, annual Home Office event that does not even allow journalists to attend.
ADS, the industry trade association that organises the event on behalf of the Home Office, states that it is
the official UK Government event for the security sector and the only ‘closed’ event of its kind… it provides a unique environment for both UK stakeholders and specially-invited international customers.
The government’s arms sales unit (UKDSE) is responsible for inviting international delegations. In 2020, 64 countries were invited, including many with police forces that have been accused of torture. Over 40 country delegations attended. The event hosted more than 300 exhibiting companies.
Security & Policing usually takes place in Farnborough, Hampshire. However, in 2021 (9-11 March) it will be an online event.