Police Knowledge Fund Showcase Conference


Police Knowledge Fund Collaborations showcase their work.

To mark the completion of the Police Knowledge Fund (PKF) programme, and to celebrate the extraordinary scope and scale of the work of the collaborations, the College of Policing hosted the Police Knowledge Fund Showcase Conference to provide an opportunity for each Collaboration to share some of their PKF work. 

The focus of the event was on showcasing PKF products and activities which have had a direct impact on policing including (but not limited to):

  • Creation and translation of research evidence
  • Knowledge exchange schemes (for example, fellowships and academic programmes)
  • Tools for policing (for example, applications and risk assessments).


Details of the presentations are below. Those that are too large to make available online can be requested by clicking on the corresponding link.

​Title​Collaboration
Session title: ​CO-PRODUCTION
​Marginal Gains: Improving police engagement with young people in need of a safeguarding response​University of Bedfordshire CSE and Policing Knowledge HubDownload presentation
​"This isn't just a case of taking someone to hospital": Police approaches to management of situations involving persons with mental ill health​Keele University: Action Learning PlusDownload presentation
​Co-producing a bespoke mental health training package for frontline police officers: Lessons learned from the Connect trialCONNECT Project, University of YorkRequest presentation
​Evidence Cafés:  Game-based learning The ​Open University, Centre for Policing Research and LearningRequest presentation
Session title: TOOLS
​Frontline officer awareness development and decision support appCARI Project, Leeds Beckett UniversityDownload presentation
​Prioritising risk within indecent images of children investigations: The Kent Internet Risk Assessment Tool (KIRAT)​Better Policing CollaborativeDownload presentation
​Helping to inform police force and police officer decisions concerning community engagement: The Community Engagement Area Classification for the East MidlandsEast Midlands Police and Academic Collaboration (EMPAC)Request presentation
​Understanding public value through policing priorities using Q – methodologyThe ​Open University, Centre for Policing Research and Learning​Download presentation
Session title: BUILDING CAPABILITY
​Individual and organisational capacity building through 'Making Sense of Evidence' WorkshopsThe Exeter Policing, Evidence and Research Translation (ExPERT) ProjectDownload presentation
​EMPAC Fellowship Programme
East Midlands Police and Academic Collaboration (EMPAC)
​Presentation not available
​Knowledge Hub, advanced practitioners and post graduate certificate​Liverpool John Moores UniversityDownload presentation
​An overview of the Triple-T approach to evidence-based policing​University of CambridgeRequest presentation
​ ​Session title: APPLICATION
​Evidence, insight and innovation from OSCAROpen Source Communications Analytics Research (OSCAR) Development Centre, Cardiff UniversityDownload presentation
​Linking images to source camera devicesCARI Project, Leeds Beckett University​​​Request presentation
​Project Fisher: Development of a suspect prioritisation tool​Better Policing Collaborative​Presentation not available


The Police Knowledge Fund was supported by The College of Policing, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Home Office 

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Please send any questions about the Showcase Conference to knowledgefund@college.pnn.police.uk