News & Events

Offer to participate: critical incident research on policing Covid-19

Professor Ken Pease (University College, London) is interested in carrying out critical incident technique  research about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on policing. The intention is to cross compare this UK based research with parallel research in Italy. The proposed work seeks to capture front-line policing experience in a…

Cognitive diversity: the delusion of command and control

Here is another opinion piece to get your cognitive juices flowing: be part of the debate – let us know what you think! One of EMPAC’s founding principles is to drive innovation, and that means supporting an agile environment where new ideas are able to grow. We have promoted the…

Spotlight on Loughborough University research

Loughborough is in the top 4 of the 2020 Guardian’s rankings, with thriving campuses at Loughborough and London, and over 18,000 students. Their applied research is world-leading, pioneering modern optics and laser technology, and producing extensive police-related outputs including:-  applications in digital policing, led by Professor Peter Kawalek; demand management,…

Derbyshire cadets win national recognition

Crimebeat is the national youth crime prevention charity of the High Sheriffs’ Association and each year an awards ceremony is held to recognise the most innovative and successful crime prevention projects carried out by young people (aged up to 25 years old). You can read more about Crimebeat and the…

Community resilience during COVID-19

EMPAC is pleased to report here on new social scientific research that is certainly stepping up to the challenge facing us all because of the COVID -19 pandemic. Superintendent Mark Housley of Lincolnshire Police, who leads on EMPAC’s workstream on understanding demand is using a survey to understand community cohesion…

Update on violence reduction research

The University of Leicester were able to secure research funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to establish a Violence Reduction Information Network (VRIN), and had started to work with East Midlands police services. The academic team at VRIN comprises Associate Professor Matt Hopkins, Dr Claire Davis and…

Transdisciplinarity in policing research: the horizontal nexus

Professor Alexander Dunlop Lindsay, once Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, was vocal about the limitations of academic disciplines digging themselves into vertical furrows, in the pursuance of ‘more and more about less and less’. It is that very single-track partisanship of the specificity of individual disciplines that EMPAC challenges…

Understanding Demand: research and innovation update

Nottingham Trent University hosted the most recent EMPAC event on Force Management Statements (FMS) understanding demand in February 2020. Professors Peter Kawalek, Darren Smith (both of Loughborough University),  and Mark Lemon (of De Montfort University) gave inputs to stimulate discussion on place-based approaches, as a way to both understand and…

New analyst posts at Northamptonshire Police

EMPAC is pleased to report that Northamptonshire Police are recruiting for two new analysts. The first one is a Research and Evaluation Analyst and the second is a Strategy and Engagement Analyst. Both jobs can be applied for via the link below:- https://mfss.taleo.net/careersection/mfss-external+northamptonshire+police+bu/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=20505020159 EMPAC wishes anyone applying the best of…

Violence Reduction Information Network for the East Midlands

EMPAC is pleased to report on a Violence Reduction Information Network (VRIN) being developed in the region, hosted at the University of Leicester.  Following on from the announcement of a successful bid to the ESRC IAA Strategic fund last year, the University of Leicester is making good progress in setting…