News & Events

University of Lincoln host Digital Policing Roundtable, 16th January 2019

EMPAC is pleased to announce that the University of Lincoln will host an important Roundtable to bring together police and academics to discuss digital policing policy in the 21st century, big data, crime and crime prevention in the virtual world.  As machine learning and artificial intelligence become ever more sophisticated, the…

A Sense of Place: EMPAC Fellow’s research on suicide prevention

EMPAC are pleased to be able to feature new research by John Manuel, a  Designing Out Crime Officer at Lincolnshire Police, who studied at Nottingham Trent University in order to try and reduce the tragedies of future suicides. Preventing the Means to Access to Reduce Opportunities for Suicide at Places of Height.…

EMPAC publishes new report on Innovation in Policing

Following a Roundtable on Innovation in Policing on the 17th October, 2018, facilitated by Deputy Chief Constable Gary Knighton, EMPAC is now pleased to be able to publish a report of the key findings from the event. Thanks is due to all participants, including several academics and representatives of the…

DMU host EMPAC Rural Crime Roundtable, 7th November 2018

 As part of the East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan,  http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/, EMPAC is pleased to announce an important event to focus on rural crime, particularly around vulnerability in the rural landscape and how this impacts on victims who may feel isolated and helpless. De Montfort University are…

EMPAC Roundtable on Learning and Development, 5th November 2018

EMPAC, led by PCC Hardyal Dhindsa and DCC Craig Naylor, has gone from strength to strength by adapting to emerging need and circumstances, modelling the adaptability, flexibility and innovation that the profession of the future will increasingly need. The regional collaborative partnership between policing and universities has brought university scholars together…

EMPAC Roundtable on Innovation in Policing, 17th October 2018

EMPAC is pleased to announce, as part of the East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan  http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/ , an important event all about encouraging more innovation within policing. So much in policing is about responding to crisis that the culture of command and control can squeeze out longer term, creative…

Working together to tackle Modern Slavery

As part of the East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan (EMPCRD see:  http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/), there is groundbreaking work taking place to tackle modern day slavery. Hosted at the University of Nottingham’s ‘Rights Lab’, police, partner representatives and universities from across the region, and beyond, are coming together to align public…

EMPAC Roundtable on Policing Hate Crime, 28th January 2019

As part of the ongoing East Midlands Police and Crime Research and Development Plan http://www.empac.org.uk/east-midlands-police-crime-research-development/, EMPAC is pleased to announce an important roundtable on policing hate crime. Recently, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published a new inspection report which revealed both evidence of good practice…

An Insight into Foresight: the science of Futures Scanning

David Herrington, of the national Futures Scanning Group, has worked as an analyst for both policing and health services. His work gives a unique perspective about the lack of, yet need for, more holistic data to better inform public service delivery- today and tomorrow. Here we take a look at…

Back to the Future: early intervention and prevention

EMPAC is pleased  to announce a key round table coming up in January 2019, hosted by the University of Northampton, on the vital role of early intervention and prevention. The University of Northampton are playing a leading role on this often overlooked aspect of policing, to bring to the fore…