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.