The East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan is led by Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa and Lincolnshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Craig Naylor. The R & D Plan is informed by regional level risk, threat and harm, as well as the relevant aspects of the Policing 2025 Vision, to drive innovation and research to inform best policing practice.
For policing needs, the regional plan is about simply offering additional capacity and capability, and particularly of benefit to ‘NIM Level 2’ issues (cross border), being complementary to other more local work, so there is in-built flexibility for issues within the region to be managed in the right way at the right level at the right place at the right time.
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. EMPAC Universities have aligned their research interests with policing and crime needs, so that together there is an enhanced capacity and capability to improve policing service delivery, informed through research.
EMPAC Universities have a thematic voluntary lead on chosen issues whilst working with policing professionals to ensure a co-production approach, maintaining a ‘watching brief’, hosting round tables and seeking research grants. Each workstream optimises opportunities by working across institutions and working across all relevant disciplines. Over time, as this is a Police and Crime portfolio, more and more partners, for example from Fire and Rescue Services and Councils will be involved through the research plan work streams, as the priority issues involve far more than just the Police and need an interconnected, joined-up approach to enhance service provision.
The commissioning process for research is underpinned through the use of the EMPAC Impact Capacity Rating – click here to access: http://www.empac.org.uk/empacs-research-impact-tool-attracts-growing-interest/ to help fine tune how research is developed for usefulness and application as well as on what particular policing priority topic. EMPAC has a strong media partner too in Policing Professional, the UK’s largest selling policing publication with both a print and digital reach, to help with communicating ideas for practitioners to use in the workplace. EMPAC doesn’t just want to encourage good ideas it wants to see them used!
An Annual Review of progress in Summer 2019 will sift what has worked best and highlight the opportunities to fine tune the delivery of the R & D plan. The ethos of the Review will be ‘what difference have we made?’ and ‘what more can we do together to improve outcomes for the public?’. The Annual Review will culminate in a regional level event to showcase our achievement of research impact.
Access the East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan here:
What are the current regional risk, threat and harm priorities?
To view the summary of existing regional risk, threat and harm click below:
REGIONAL RISK, THREAT, HARM
Regional Police and Crime Plan overview
Each PCC’s currently published Police and Crime Plan is also linked here as well to give you an easy access yet detailed picture of the local crime analysis behind the identified priorities: