The International Police & Security Expo POLSECURE
About the event
POLSECURE 2022 - the expo's successful debut
"I would like to thank the representatives of various services for the fact that we all have been brought together at this trade fair. This has been one of the success factors of this event " - this is how the 1st Deputy Police Commander in Chief, Superintendent Dariusz Augustyniak, recapitulated the International Police & Security Expo during his speech at the gala awarding ceremony which culminated the show. The event was co-organised by the Police Headquarters; WB Group was the POLSECURE Expo Strategic Partner.
The superintendent emphasised the commitment of both the services subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, as well as other institutions represented in the Honorary Committee and the POLSECURE Program Council; this has made it possible to design and deliver the expo plan. Such an opinion is especially important for the trade fair, which has debuted. A new event's implementation is always associated with uncertainty, which was also emphasised by the exhibitors.
"Frankly speaking, we were quite sceptical about this event at the very beginning. The first expo is always an uncertain investment "- this is how the participation of WORKS 11 was recapitulated by Jakub Bokiewicz, President of the Management Board -" POLSECURE Expo turned out to be very successful, however. We hosted many clients from the key government-related institutions, which resulted in very interesting discussions about the prospective sales of our commodities."
The expo began with the official opening ceremony attended by many distinguished guests, including the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Interior and Administration, Bartosz Grodecki and Inspector General Jarosław Szymczyk, Police Commander in Chief, together with the deputies: Superintendent Dariusz Augustyniak and Superintendent Paweł Dobrodziej. After the ceremony, the guests, including foreign delegations, visited the exhibition.
POLSECURE knowledge pack - the International Police Conference
The first day of the conference put cybersecurity in the limelight: representatives of the most important international organisations working for public safety shared their cybersecurity-related knowledge with the Polish police. Craig Jones from INTERPOL, Edvardas Sileris from EUROPOL, Craig Wolf from the US Secret Service, Carsten Meywirth from the German BKA and Elvis Chan from the FBI participated in the discussion panel held under the banner of "Current threats and trends in cybercrime".
- The most important thing is to create a platform that allows you to counteract cybercrime in an efficient way, one that can be used by each of the INTERPOL countries. It is, of course, very difficult; the system is now well advanced, but we still have a long way to go." said Craig Jones of INTERPOL.
The second day of the conference was devoted to modernisation and development; the panel discussion brought together representatives of the police, fire and rescue services, as well as prison services who discussed the new uniforms, assortment and the impact on the police and other public security services' work's perception.
The third day was the "Local-Government Day", with the conference participants discussing safety rules in the event of a threat to life, monitoring in public spaces and similar issues. Mr Bogdan Wenta, Mayor of the City of Kielce, commenced the panel by mentioning how easy it is to disturb the sense of public security. All it takes is just an e-mail threat. The importance of an effective quick response system to all kinds of threats, regardless of their scale and type, was also emphasised.
Dynamic shows presentations - an essential element of the police expo
Counter-terrorist squads, a combat dog involvement, parade drill, police dogs, motorcycle rescue services, and presentations of the latest UAV systems on the show for three days at Targi Kielce. The dynamic show prepared by the Central Counter-Terrorist Police Unit "BOA" generated avid interest among viewers. A staged pursuit of a group of officers, culminating in an effective capture of a suspect, was one of the examples of the police dog use in the service. Four specially trained dogs from the Prevention Department of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Kielce participated in a spectacular training and detention of the helper. The students of the police class of the School of 72nd Infantry Regiment in Radom, who presented their parade drill show, were showered with applause. International Police & Security Expo POLSECURE also meant presentations of cutting edge equipment. Several models of unmanned aerial vehicles and service capabilities were presented in the show zone; these tools are used for an effective fight against crime. They are designed to help uniformed services in effective and safe actions.
POLSECURE Strategic Partner showcases its premieres and officially signs the contract
On the first day of the trade fair, the WB Group presented a prototype of a personal, unmanned four-rotor UAV. The newest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed by engineers from Flytronic (part of the WB Group), is a multi-purpose machine that can support both soldiers in combat and support extensive monitoring systems. Furthermore, on the first expo day, the WB Group president, Mr Piotr Wojciechowski, and director Marcin Pilarski, in the presence of the head of the department of education, health, sport and culture of the city of Tarnobrzeg, Tomasz Krawczuk, signed the cooperation agreement with the Secondary School Complex No. 1. The agreement is part of the Polish manufacturer's strategy designed to shape future technical staff for the industry.
- We are glad to have been selected as the cooperating school in Tarnobrzeg. The WB Group finds this a great honour but also a great opportunity to help develop new technicians and constructors. New staff is in great demand in order to enhance the development of Polish technical expertise - said, President Piotr Wojciechowski.
POLSECURE under the banner of new colours of police vehicles
The design of what new police cars - the preview of what the police could look like has been demonstrated many times at various shows. From now on, you will also be able to see the police vehicles on the streets of Polish cities as the official unveiling was held at the International Police & Security Expo POLSECURE; the amendment pertains to three critical elements of police vehicles:
- warning flashing lights come in three more times - instead of 10 LED lamps, each police car will get 30;
- the marking pattern changes, and additional reflective elements are added. Additional reflective elements in the form of yellow-green fluorescent stripes can also be mounted on the car. Similar solutions will also apply to police motorcycles.
- no colour and background of the lettering POLICE is specified.
As emphasised by Superintendent Dariusz Augustyniak, I Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Police, during the presentation of the new police cars, the planned change in the appearance of the vehicle is primarily designed to increase visibility.
Awarding ceremony culminates POLSECURE Expo
The International Police and Public Safety Expo culminated with the gala awarding ceremony - the recognition of the best products. The Jury Panel, having analysed the applications, awarded three products in addition to the
- The consortium of: 1 Military Communication Works SA from Zegrze; Hagmed LLC Limited partnership from Rawa Mazowiecka; the Warsaw University of Technology (Faculty of Automobiles and Machines), from Warsaw (leader) for the mobile forensics platform
- the Air Force Institute of Technology in Warsaw for the mobile terrain reconnaissance system (MSRT)
- PCO SA from Warsaw for the MT-1 thermal imaging monocular
TOP DESIGN awards for the most splendid expo stands. I Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Police, Superintendent Dariusz Augustyniak also presented the special award of the Chief Commander of the Police - the CLIMATIC won the accolade for a modular element of the police station.
The event is best recapitulated by the words of Roman Musiał, once a co-founder of the International Defence Industry Exhibition, today a representative of the WB Group:
- This Expo hits the bull's eye. In 30 years' time, I think that the expo is as big as MSPO.