The East Midlands Policing Academic Collaboration (EMPAC) combines the best of academic expertise and a ‘what works’ evidence base to create a dynamic and exciting multilateral partnership that has a tangible impact on policing in the East Midlands and beyond.

EMPAC is comprised of police forces, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and universities in the region and has an established governance framework. EMPAC’s work is based on three main objectives:

  1. To embed or accelerate understanding of crime and policing issues, and evidence-based problem-solving approaches.
  2. To demonstrate innovation in building the research evidence base and applying it through knowledge exchange and translation across all levels of policing; and
  3. Inform changes in professional policing policy and practice through the creation and application of a research-driven evidence base.