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Professionalising interprofessional practice

We often hear that agencies ‘can’t do it alone’, whether that’s safeguarding or crime prevention. Whilst the labels of interagency, multi-agency working or problem solving or interprofessional practice are referred to an awful lot – section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act even made such working a statutory requirement…

EMPAC open call on operational policing challenges

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. EMPAC has hosted a number of successful Roundtables on key policing issues in the past,…

EMPAC Senior Research Fellow Claire Darbyshire on healthy policing

The Police is a noun. It’s about the body of the police.  Policing is a verb. It’s the action word about keeping people safe – and that needs to involve more than just the police. It’s often said the police can’t arrest their way out of everything and can’t do…

Spotlight on Lincolnshire Police EMPAC SPoC

EMPAC features the Lincolnshire Police Single Point of Contact this time: Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Chris Davison, Local Policing lead for Lincolnshire Police. EMPAC SPoCs are voluntary positions in each force and University in the region, and are crucial to ensure two-way communication to keep research focused on impact and…

EMPAC works with the Police Foundation on the Strategic Review of Policing

Loughborough University’s Centre for Policing Innovation, Enterprise and Learning (an arm of the Loughborough Police Research Group) is working in partnership with the Police Foundation on the national Strategic Review of Policing. The Police Foundation is an independent policing think tank that uses and promotes research to improve policing. The…

Evidence Based Policing Research Discussion Group

The College of Policing have published notes from a discussion group to review approaches to the undergraduate evidence based policing 3rd year module that is part of the new policing degree. This is a welcome move towards clarifying some standardisation in the future that meets the requirements of the Higher…

FMS Demand: ongoing need for efficacy in forecasting

EMPAC’s focus on understanding demand is jointly led by Superintendent Mark Housley (Lincolnshire Police), Dr Rowena Hill (Nottingham Trent University), Strategic Analysis Manager Kate Hemstock (Derbyshire Constabulary) and Professor Peter Kawalek (Loughborough University). This thematic forum brings together representatives across the whole region to work together, share challenges, best practice…

Students research links between deprivation and crime

An inspiring cohort of undergraduates from the University of Lincoln, supported by the Office for Students, have been exploring the links between geographic deprivation and crime. The student cohort came from a variety of academic disciplines, ranging from Accountancy and Finance; History; Marketing; and Law. The students took four areas…

Leicester University students helping police with their enquiries

A cohort of undergraduate Applied Mathematics students at the University of Leicester have been working with police forces in the East Midlands on enhancing policing. As part of a new initiative, the students have teamed up with policing professionals to enhance efficiency analysis of policing demand and how to help…