“The ASPS Annual Conference, scheduled for 27 May, is postponed to allow our members to support the Police Service of Scotland’s response to COVID-19. We hope to host our conference later this year and will keep our members, partners and sponsors informed of future plans. Meantime, we wish our members, partners and sponsors good luck for their collective response to the ongoing national efforts to keep people safe and protect vital public services.”
Traditionally held in May, the Annual Conference provides an opportunity for debate and discussion on key policing, safety, security and justice issues as well as topical or ongoing matters affecting members and their interests.
The Association’s views and positions are drawn together in the President’s speech, to which the Cabinet Secretary for Justice responds.
Conference speeches widely covered by media and provide an opportunity to highlight issues which the Association has chosen for particular campaigns.
Conference closes with the Annual Jack Urquhart Memorial Lecture, which reflects on a major justice issue of the day and is held in honour of our previous General Secretary.