techUK; the country’s trade association represents over 1000 digital and high-tech companies. Our Justice & Emergency Services (JES) programme represents approximately 400 companies who supply across the blue light and criminal justice services. The programme aims to lead debate on new technologies, optimise use of existing capabilities and provide a forum for law enforcement to engage with industry.


The JES Programme leads a variety of workstreams across Policing tech, this includes the agenda to drive interoperability in Policing through a collaborative police and tech sector working group. The working Group exists to help UK Policing understand and overcome its interoperability challenges by providing a neutral industry forum.

The working group has 4 objectives:

  • Identifying a proof of concept
  • Establishing Policing’s requirements
  • Continue to work on Data Standards
  • Communicate the groups work

The group has strong engagement with the Police Digital Service, the National Standards Assurance Board, the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the Single Online Home team in providing industry advice to their particular interoperability challenges. The group is keen to engage with forces at a local level - If you would like to discuss our work and how the group can help with your interoperability journey, please contact or come and speak to us at our booth located at #50.

The group will also be launching an interoperability in Policing paper on 4th October 2023.You can click here to read the executive summary