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Research Associate Vacancy

Legitimacy & Confidence in Policing Research Associate   Cumberland Lodge, an educational charity based near Windsor, seek to appoint a freelance Research Associate to support a forthcoming conference, ‘Legitimacy & Confidence in Policing’. This role will include researching and writing a pre-conference briefing document and a post-conference report summarising key…

New research on under-representation of female chief officers

Derbyshire Constabulary DCC Kate Meynell has recently completed an MSc in Police Leadership, Strategy and Organisation at the University of Derby, and the focus of the enquiry is Leadership in the Blues: A critical analysis of under-representation of female Chief Officers. DCC Meynell joined policing in 1993. In 2015, she became…

Lincolnshire’s collaboration innovation

Lincolnshire are on the map for their best practice in progressing blue light collaboration, to not only realise efficiencies, but improve services to the public all in one joined-up approach. This collaborative work has been subject to critical scrutiny oversight by the University of Lincoln and now offers a sound…

Latest thinking on police education

John Coxhead has shared two recent articles with the International Police Executive Symposium (IPES) at the American Society of Criminology Annual Conference hosted in Chicago, based on research with the Universities of Loughborough and Keele in the UK.  The two related articles explore how policing needs fresh approaches to better…

Research on bullet proof fingerprint technology

University of Nottingham researchers have developed a unique method for retrieving high resolution images of fingermarks from curved objects like bullet casings that offers greater detail and accuracy than traditional forensic methods. Scientists from the School of Physics and School of Pharmacy developed a rotation stage to allow researchers and…

Paid Internships at EMSOU

  EMPAC is excited to announce a fantastic opportunity for students out there to apply for a paid internship with one of the leading law enforcement agencies in the UK. Interested? Read on! The East Midlands Specialist Operations Unit (EMSOU) is one of the largest collaborative policing units in the…

Nottingham research on protecting women and girls

Researchers at Nottingham and Nottingham Trent Universities have carried out in-depth research to tackle misogyny hate crime, producing new practical resource materials that are now freely available for general use. Professor Louise Mullany, Dr Victoria Howard (University of Nottingham) and Dr Loretta Tricket (NTU) have been working together to improve…

EMPAC Fellow’s research has national impact

Lincolnshire Police’s John Manuel undertook research into suicide prevention as an EMPAC Fellow at Nottingham Trent University and has now helped shape national guidance on designing out suicide risk in car parks. John’s research and expertise has been utilised by the British Parking Association via the publication of a new…

Research to reduce stress in custody cells

Richard Hall is a retired Notinghamshire Police officer who worked as a custody sergeant and inspector for 20 years.  When he retired he undertook a degree and became a professional photographer.  Richard’s dissertation explored the concept of using art in police cells, just as you tend to find in hospitals…

World first approaches in problem solving

EMPAC is all about bringing together the best thinking and insights in order to improve policing and better protect the public. We are interested in driving accelerated innovation and enterprise in order to tackle crime. To support problem solving a fresh approach has been piloted around  the operational real-world challenge…