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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…

Police Higher Education Bursaries

EMPAC is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 College of Policing Bursary Scheme. Thinking about higher education study?  The College of Policing bursary scheme provides financial support to police officers and staff studying at higher education level. Undertaking research as part of your continuing learning and development can…

New report on use of Intelligence in Serious Organised Crime

EMPAC is pleased to publish the latest in a series of interim update reports about serious organised crime (SOC). This latest report – on the police use of intelligence – is the fourth in the series so far. The report highlights key insights including the need to enable strategic intelligence…

Police Federation Research Assistant job opportunity

The Police Federation of England and Wales are seeking to appoint a permanent, full-time Research and Policy Support Assistant. This exciting role, which is advertised as home-based, offers a salary of £31,382. The closing date is 12th February 2021 – read on to find out more! Primary Function This role…

Police and Crime Commissioning Research & Innovation

The role of PCCs The role of PCCs is to ensure accountability in cutting crime and delivering effective and efficient policing. Their partnership role is to ensure a joined-up approach to preventing and reducing crime. PCCs replaced a previous arrangement of local Police Authorities in 2012. The role of PCCs,…