Assistant Commissioner Jevon McSkimming
Senior Responsible Owner, Next Generation – Critical Communcations Program
New Zealand Police
Jevon McSkimming joined Police in 1996 after completing his studies in science and was one of the youngest ever superintendents in NZ Police history. He has been the National Manager Mobility and Innovation for New Zealand Police and was been responsible for delivery of the organisation’s award-winning mobility program. He now leads a major division that is responsible for property, ICT, fleet and procurement. With a young family to support, Jevon’s love of racing motorbikes has taken a break, but he is still a performance vehicle owner.
Thursday 2 May: 9.45am-10.30am
Vision 2030: the future world of delivering emergency services
There is no doubt that the emergency services brand is a hugely successful one – and one which has undoubtedly become a victim of its own success. Each year, more and more people trust Emergency Services and turn to us for support for themselves and for their families. Levels of satisfaction with the service are high – people frequently come back. However, this leads to challenges in meeting the increasing demands being placed upon us while also delivering excellent, timely and cost-effective care.
Over the last 20 years, we have seen more demand for greater levels of emergency service in areas such as family violence, social isolation, mental health conditions, recreational drug use – all of which are difficult to manage in an emergency setting. The change in both the volume and the nature of responses we are seeing has pushed emergency services to evaluate how they deliver their services.
The next 10 years are going to require us to work differently and adapt our thinking to cope with the changing needs of our communities: this begins with a vision for where we think we might be in 2030.