Tagged Policing

VIDEO: University of Derby research updates from Professor Kevin Bampton

Supported by funding through the Home Office (College of Policing) and Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE), EMPAC was able to sponsor a number of institutions, including the University of Derby, via the national Police Knowledge Fund (PKF) to carry out topical enquiries. Professor Kevin Bampton reports in here on some…

BLOG/VIDEO: Policing Rural Crime

Professor Kevin Bampton reports in on work to critically explore the policing of rural crime. One of the reasons for ongoing work in this field – pardon the pun – is the relative lack of significant studies which focus on how we think about rural crime and what we think…

Feature: Sgt. Mark Brennan – Why we need Evidence Based Policing

By Response Sergent Mark Brennan, Leicestershire Police Evidence based policing is policing guided by scientific findings rather than individual opinion. But what’s wrong with basing policing decisions on individual opinion?  For some decisions, there is nothing wrong with this such as when we respond to a crime that has just…

News: Changes to crime posing new policing challenges

Rick Muir of the Police Foundation (an independent think tank) has argued in a recent article that changes, not cuts, are the police’s greatest challenge. Muir reviews the changing nature of crime and points to technology as the reason for change. For example, the Office of National Statistics identifies 5.8…

EMPAC Local network hosts EBP masterclass

The EMPAC Local and Community Policing network recently hosted two Evidence-Based Policing masterclasses in Nottingham. The masterclasses were both oversubscribed and feedback from the day has revealed that the event was enlightening and has encouraged police professionals to think differently about their approaches to using evidence to inform their decisions.…

EMPAC hosts National Citizens in Policing Summit 2016

EMPAC was delighted to host yesterday’s National Citizens in Policing Summit alongside the Insititute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice. Delegates from forces, PCC’s offices and volunteer organisations across England and Wales attended the CiP Summit taking place at Manchester’s Palace Hotel on 21st July 2016. In the morning session,…

Blog: Why EMPAC = Progress

By Supt. Dave Hill, EMPAC Programme Director Published on 15 March 2016 A question I have been asked recently by a number of people who are just finding out about EMPAC for the first time is “what will EMPAC offer that the College of Policing and universities don’t already provide?’”…