Regional Hub for Policing Research and Knowledge Exchange
The project, funded through the College of Policing’s Innovation Capacity Building Fund, aims to establish and formalise a regional network of research and innovation in policing. This will serve as a platform for collaborations between universities, PCCs, police forces and partner organisations in research, knowledge exchange and training opportunities across the north of England.
The project will:
- coordinate and facilitate the exploitation of opportunities for research, knowledge exchange and skills training
- provide for coproduction between researchers and end-users in the process of research design and implementation, grant capture and evidence gathering and dissemination
- deliver collaborative primary research which addresses contemporary policing challenges and perennial issues
- provide the basis for programmes of knowledge exchange, training and workshops/courses to support innovation and the use of research evidence to address policing problems in new ways
- enable opportunities for the utilisation of research evidence in policing and the development of wider research skills.
Work will be focused on the following eight themes, led by academics from across the N8 Policing Research Partnership:
The principal activities will entail:
- For each theme, a rapid review of research evidence, mapping of ongoing research, identification of research priorities and publication of a short summary report
- Thematic events/workshops with operational level police and partners in different locations across the north of England
- Exploring the possibilities for and/or pilot training sessions and innovative approaches to police officer learning and the development of training materials.
13th February 2014: Serious and Organised Crime Workshop (Lancaster)
25th February 2014: Drugs and Alcohol Workshop (Durham)
25th February 2014: Domestic Violence Workshop (Durham).
26th February 2014: Partnerships Workshop (Manchester)
26th February 2014: Cyber Crime Workshop (Lancaster)
5th March 2014: Community Engagement Workshop (Leeds)
6th March 2014: Critical Incidents Decision-Making Workshop (Liverpool)
10th March 2014: Liaison Based Public Order – Training (Leeds)
20th March 2014: Liaison Based Public Order – Training (Leeds)
21st March 2014: Public Order Workshop (Leeds)
24th March 2014: Collaborating for Excellence and Innovation Conference (Leeds). The agenda for this event is available here.
Project Director: Prof Adam Crawford, University of Leeds