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Spotlight on EMPAC experts: Professor Robert Smith

EMPAC is pleased to welcome on board another new Senior Research Fellow – Professor Robert Smith. Robert is a former Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of the West of Scotland, and is a member of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research [SIPR]. Dr Smith has been an…

Analysing Police Demand: the service of first and last resort

Kate Hemstock is Interim Head of Analytics at Derbyshire Constabulary. Kate is an experienced analyst and team leader with 12 years’ experience in law enforcement, working in strategic analysis, performance management, business intelligence and business change. She is the lead developer of the Organisational Risk Assessment (ORA) model on behalf…

Epidemiological enquiry and the absence of crime

Amongst the Peelian principles in the establishing of the professional police in the nineteenth century, the notion that the police should be judged not upon their arrests but upon the absence of crime seems to have been somewhat forgotten. It may be worse than the principle has simply been forgotten…

Future Policing Operating Environment 2040

In The Art of the Long View: Planning for the Future in an Uncertain World (1996), by Peter Schwartz, we are introduced to futurist scenario panning. Schwartz recounts how Herman Kahn, then Pierre Wack and Ted Newland, developed scenario planning from the post World War II era, into the art…

Community Resilience research

Dr Dan Sage, Dr Chris Zebrowski and Nina Jorden (Loughborough University) are leading on UK Cabinet Office supported research on Enhancing the use of Resilience Direct in the Covid-19 response: a comparative analysis of Local Resilience Forums. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), who are part of…

Spotlight on EMPAC experts: Professor Rob McCusker

Professor Rob McCusker is a new EMPAC Senior Research Fellow, bringing with him substantial expertise in understanding serious organised crime, particularly in a transnational context. Rob is the former Transnational Crime Analyst for the Australian Institute of Criminology, a statutory research agency within the Minister for Justice’s portfolio, which involved…

University of Nottingham Undergraduate Internships

The East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit (EMSOU) is one of the largest collaborative policing units in the country, delivering specialist capabilities on behalf of the five East Midlands police forces. EMSOU focuses on intelligence gathering and the disruption and investigation of Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) with services including covert…

EMPAC welcomes two Senior Research Fellows

EMPAC has had considerable success in the past promoting and developing Fellows, to encourage practitioner research. Now, EMPAC has appointed the first of its Honorary Senior Research Fellows to help support our wider networks and to accelerate policing innovation, using proven experts in their field. Dr Emma Williams Dr Emma…

EMPAC drives new Innovation in Policing competition

EMPAC has been driving innovation in policing research and innovation for some time: in many ways punching well above our weight. Take a look here at one of our events about innovation, held at Derbyshire Constabulary’s HQ in Ripley, which brought together representatives from all our region’s forces and a…

New qualitative research on front-line police work with the bereaved

EMPAC is pleased to report on a new qualitative study at the University of Nottingham in an under-researched topic – how police professionals interact with the bereaved.   Breaking bad news   Police officers deal with death on a daily basis as part of their everyday work. This includes the…