Promoting tipping points for evidence-based policing: An international centre of excellence in post-graduate police education and research

Lead institution
University of Cambridge

Project contact
Professor Lawrence Sherman

Collaborating partners


​* Bedfordshire Police
* British Transport Police
City of London Police
* Cheshire Constabulary
* Cleveland Police
* Dorset Police
* Durham Constabulary
* Essex Police
* Greater Manchester Police
* Hampshire Constabulary
* Hertfordshire Constabulary
* Kent Police
* Lancashire Constabulary
* Leicestershire Police
* Thames Valley Police
* South Yorkshire Police
* Surrey Police
* Warwickshire Police
* West Mercia Police
* West Midlands Police
* West Yorkshire Police 


Summary of activities
The University of Cambridge is offering new courses on police management. This project builds on two decades of postgraduate education in applied criminology and police management at Cambridge, with a special focus on its curriculum in evidence-based policing.

The funds will allow the majority of spaces on the course to be taken by UK students. The growth in UK graduates of the programme has created leaders trained in evidence-based policing who then share their skills with their colleagues who have not been trained in these methods.

This project also supports Cambridge academics meeting with discussion groups by video links. These discussions will spread knowledge about recent research results and their practical applications well beyond the current and former students at Cambridge. There are plans to show these video discussions to thousands of UK police officers, with the strong support of past students.