Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

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The Police and Fire Network supports and advises police forces, offices of police and crime commissioners and fire and rescue authorities on legislation, policy, current issues and anticipated future developments.

Subscribers can:

  • use our 'ask an advisor' service to get expert answers to their technical queries
  • communicate and network with peers around the country at special events, webinars and via our dedicated LinkedIn group
  • access web content, publications and newsletters to keep on top of the latest developments
  • use pre-paid places to attend events (so they don't have to be purchased/approved by a manager for each booking)
  • get discounts on some events

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Our Experts

Alison Dewhirst

Police Advisor, Police Network

Alison has worked in and for policing for over 25 years since her first days as a researcher for City of London Police and has experienced an incredible amount of change in the sector over that time. She runs the CIPFA Police and Fire Network, running events and writing publications. Alison also manages the CIPFA Police and Fire Panel and oversees the coordination of its sub-groups.

She works closely with colleagues in the CIPFA Policy and Technical team, the Networks team and across CIPFA on a whole range of finance and governance related issues affecting police and fire services.

Email:, Tel: 07769 673927


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