News & Events

Research Mindset

What would good look like if we had more of a research mindset? A Parade Room where it’s not about feeling you’ve got to have all the answers but more about ‘how you think’: a research mindset. Let’s take a look at how you think is such an important aspect…

Let’s start a different conversation

EMPAC is pleased to report on an exciting visit by restorative justice expert Terry O’Connell from New South Wales, Australia. Working with Assistant Professor Kerry Clamp of the University of Nottingham, Terry has spent a week finding out about safer neighbourhood policing at Cotton Lane Police Station in Derby (South…

Leicestershire Police Problem Solving Conference success

The 3rd annual Leicestershire Police EBP conference was a great event and EMPAC is pleased to report on key aspects here. The event was opened by the Chief Constable, Simon Cole, and closed by Deputy Chief Constable Rob Nixon.  The powerhouse behind the conference is Sergeant Mark Brennan, who has…

Thematic Group on Understanding Demand, Capacity and Capability

A recent event at Nottingham Trent University on the 15th March 2019 has highlighted a number of key areas for development in understanding demand, capacity and capability. Academics and practitioners came together to explore development following an initial Roundtable held at Lincolnshire Police HQ back in 2018. Now, a rolling…

Recognition of Prior Experience & Learning, 25th March 2019

EMPAC is pleased to announce a free awareness event to raise the profile of Recognition of Prior Experience and Learning (RPL) on the 25th March 2019, between 2pm and 5pm. The event will be held at The University of Northampton’s Students’ Union, The Platform Club, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1DF.…

Citizens in Policing Workshop, 21st March 2019

Dr Laura Knight, Dr Matt Callender and Dr Iain Britton of the University of Northampton have been developing world-leading research on the best use of citizens in policing. To help share their findings to date a free workshop is being hosted at the Innovation Centre, at the University of Northampton…

Collaborative Research

EMPAC is pleased to be able to reflect just for a moment on our distance travelled in growing collaborative, co-produced research to improve policing in our region. Although what we feature here is simply a snapshot it’s testament to the incredible amount and diversity of work that is happening. EMPAC…

DMU PhD Scholarships

EMPAC is pleased to announce that the Institute for Criminology, Education and Social Justice (ICESJ) is inviting outstanding prospective PhD students to apply for a De Montfort University (DMU) PhD Scholarship. Applications are welcome from students capable of developing innovative, interdisciplinary and internationally-relevant social science research in fields related to…

Understanding Demand, Capability & Capacity, 15th March 2019

All forces and partners are seeking to better understand demand, capability, and capacity. This is critical work to help inform Force Management Statements and ensure future capability. Forces in the East Midlands are coming together at Nottingham Trent University on the 15th March, 2019, with academic researchers to discuss the…

Hate Crime Research Workshop, 5th March 2019

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have remodelled and refined hate crime risk assessment over a four-year period with Nottinghamshire Police, in a project which was singled out as an example of good practice in the HMICFRS report. A free workshop all about hate Crime risk assessing will take place on Tuesday…