Archive September 2017

Policing Innovation

EMPAC has been developing some surveying tools to explore how innovative policing is. Early responses seem to suggest ‘not very’… In digging into why that might be, the pros and cons of being a hierarchical, disciplined, command and control culture come out. Operationally, we know, and would forget at our…

Analytics: the Digital Policing Revolution

Policing and the digital revolution Have a look at this clip from Youtube (‘Analytics’ – it only lasts a couple of minutes) linked below and ask yourself, while you’re watching it, if this guy can do it, can a neighbourhood PCSO access such real-time intelligence as well? Analytics Analytics might…

Targeted Research: East Midlands Threat, Risk & Harm

EMPAC has collated the five forces’ threat, risk and harm priorities and each Police and Crime Commissioners’ Crime Plans to offer a one page regional overview of what’s important to policing. This, in turn, can better inform prospective researchers to align their efforts to help keep people safe in the…

Researching the Future: Policing Vision 2025

The Policing Vision 2025, developed by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and National Crime Agency, sets out the future for policing over the next ten years. But what are the research challenges and opportunities to help deliver this? For a start, what…

EMPAC at the European Society of Criminology Conference

Dr Becky Thompson, senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, is leading a delegation of EMPAC Fellows to the 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology in Cardiff. The delegation will be leading a workshop session on collaborative policing research: challenges and new directions to the international audience of…