East Midlands Policing Academic Collaboration (EMPAC)

Lead institution
University of Northampton

Project contact
Professor Simon Denny

Collaborating partners


* Derbyshire Constabulary
* Leicestershire Police
* Lincolnshire Police
* Northamptonshire Police
* Nottinghamshire Police

​* De Montfort University
* Loughborough University
* Nottingham Trent University * University of Derby
* University of Leicester
* University of Lincoln
* University of Dundee

​* East Midlands Collaborative
   HR Services
* Scottish Institute for Policing 

Summary of activities
EMPAC is a partnership between the five police forces, five police and crime commissioners and seven universities in the region.

It pulls together five networks of professional and academic expertise, addressing:

  • local policing
  • victims, witnesses and public protection
  • organisational transformation
  • serious and organised crime
  • operational policing.

Each network will deliver four research projects and support two fellowships, delivering thirty projects in total by the summer of 2017. The creation of a 'knowledge hub' and delivery of at least twenty events and workshops will drive increased knowledge, insight and evidence-based policy and practice in the East Midlands and beyond.