Lead institutionThe Open University
Project contactProfessor Jean Hartley, Centre DirectorJean.firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Barrett, Centre ManagerHeather.email@example.com
General enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @OU-Police-Consortium
* Avon and Somerset Police* Dorset Police* Gloucestershire Constabulary* Greater Manchester Police* Gwent Police* Humberside Police* Lancashire Constabulary* Metropolitan Police Service* Thames Valley Police* Police Service Northern Ireland
Summary of activitiesThe Centre will help equip the police for existing and future challenges, by:
Research themesThe project has identified three key research themes which are practical and problem-solving in their approach:
Co-research on these themes, undertaken jointly by practitioners and academics, will underpin the development and testing of innovative approaches to better tackle current issues. Research will be supported by five senior practitioner fellows from the police, working with academics on defined aspects of the research projects.ActivitiesA series of innovative 'evidence cafés', enquiry visits, international lectures and workshops will be linked to emerging research and key national issues in policing. The cafés will involve sharing research evidence and how it can be used in policing. Some cafés and enquiry visits will involve not only the police but local government, health organisations, Royal Society of the Arts, and voluntary and community organisations.