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Interoperability of the National Decision Making Model

EMPAC Fellow, Inspector Chris Sullivan, of Nottinghamshire Police, makes the case for greater partnership use of the NDM to enhance joint working around vulnerability As an EMPAC Fellow I got an introduction to research. Believe me I started from no previous experience! I worked through the basic of different approaches…

De Montfort Policing Student Dissertation Conference

EMPAC are pleased to announce that De Montfort University’s Inaugural Policing Student Dissertation Conference will be taking place at 9am on Friday, 24th November 2017 at The Venue (Western Avenue, Leicester, LE2 7BU) very close to the DMU campus. It will conclude by very early afternoon – no later than…

EMPAC Fellows present practitioner research

EMPAC Fellows have presented at the European Society of Criminology’s prestigious Annual Conference. Previous conferences have been held at locations across Europe from Porto to Prague. The 2017 conference, held in Cardiff, is the first time the event has been held within an area policed by one of the 43…

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…

Spotlight on EMPAC Fellows

EMPAC would like to celebrate its Fellows by offering some insights into what they’re up to. With accredited programmes, to equip those valuable research skills, underway until February 2018, it’s hard work in progress! EMPAC Fellowships are an innovative way of developing our organisations and staff at the same time.…

Bayes’ Theorem and policing

Professor Ken Pease, former Home Office Researcher, discusses the contribution of Bayesian analysis. Forty-seven years ago I started work in the Home Office Research Unit and I have spent all the intervening years researching crime and justice, in one secure hospital, two national ministries and several police forces. The gulf…