The UK Police Response to Managing the PPE Supply Chain in the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic

Richard John Fowles

Head of Procurement at The UK Police Response to Managing the PPE Supply Chain in the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic

Learning Objectives

The Covid-19 pandemic has received a lot of negative media attention around problems securing sufficient usable PPE. This talk explains the steps taken by UK policing to manage those risks to ensure that we could continue to protect the public. By exerting as much control as possible on the demand side and working pragmatically with the supply side, policing did not have supply shortages at the "front line." This is how we built, deployed and managed our response.