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Employer Supported Policing: What next?

Reflections from workshop discussions | Manchester, February 2018 We have nearly 300 employers signed up to the Employer Supported Policing scheme currently. This could be 3000 in the next 5 to 10 years if the model, communication and energy of policing moved in this direction and created bespoke options to meet…

Early intervention needs to be more than just a catchphrase

By Dr Matthew Callender Early intervention is the catchphrase on everyone’s lips when it comes to ways of really cutting crime, as well as solving the funding crisis that policing finds itself in. It’s clear that the costs of not intervening early when young people show signs of problems are…

Evaluating the Introduction of Coaching in Policing by Dr Berni Doran (video)

In this video, our very own Dr Berni Doran explains the evaluation of police force coaching following its introduction under the EMPAC Organisational Transformation network. Berni details what happened when Northamptonshire police requested an assessment of the coaching programme to see if it had any impact on the leadership and personal management…

Is the Crime Harm Index the future? Dr Laura Knight and Supt. Dave Hill investigate

Two police forces in EMPAC are leading the way in the adoption and implementation of the ‘Crime Harm Index’ (CHI). Developed at the University of Cambridge, does the CHI epitomise EMPAC’s tag line of ‘driving innovation in policing’? Dr Laura Knight and Supt. Dave Hill discuss… Earlier this week EMPAC took representatives…

EMPAC really does lead to progress, says Programme Director, Dave Hill

Supt. Dave Hill, EMPAC Programme Director, answers the question he is regularly asked by people who are just finding out about EMPAC for the first time: “what will EMPAC offer that the College of Policing and universities don’t already provide?” To the casual observer, the fomalising of a relationship between police forces,…

IPSCJ team supporting University of Northampton ‘Safer Spaces’ research

This research investigates staff’s, students’ and the University Management Teams’ perspectives of safety on campus in relation to the current university setting with a view to making recommendations for the university’s new setting at the Waterside campus from 2018. Researchers from the IPSCJ have contributed to the project by leading…

Dr Knight to address American Police Volunteers

IPSCJ Director, Dr Laura Knight, will this week attend the Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance Annual Training Conference hosted in Dallas, Texas. Dr Knight will address delegates regarding the IPSCJ’s findings in the Citizens in Policing National Benchmarking Exercise and facilitate discussions that compare volunteering models in the UK and…

Institute invited to help develop new national security standards

The IPSCJ is delighted to have been invited to help develop new security standards that will help universities and higher education establishments prevent and deal with emerging terror threats. The new Campus and Higher Education Security Standards (CHESS) will be developed with the support and financial backing of the government…