What Works Centre News Updates

Testing the effectiveness of initiatives to reduce serious violence and vulnerability 17 June 2019

The Vulnerability and Violent Crime Programme was launched by the College and the National Police Chiefs' Council last year to create new evidence about the effectiveness of policing initiatives in reducing vulnerability and serious violence.

We've released the Toolkit Bubbles 06 May 2019

You can now use the award-winning Crime Reduction Toolkit in two modes: Table and Bubble.

Tackling knife crime 29 April 2019

What are the risk factors associated with carrying knives and what strategies can be used to tackle knife crime?

Call for practice: Developing guidelines to recognise and respond to vulnerability related risks 15 April 2019

Are you a police practitioner or a trainer who teaches the skills required to support frontline staff to recognise and respond to vulnerability? If so, share your practice with us and help to inform this work.

Tilley Award winners announced 28 April 2019

Multi-agency projects to tackle problems in communities have been recognised at a national awards ceremony

Launch of the College bursary scheme 2019 14 March 2019

Today, the College is launching the 4th year of its bursary scheme which gives police officers and staff across England and Wales the opportunity to apply for financial support towards their higher education.

Getting involved: A personal perspective on helping to shape the conflict management guidelines 27 February 2019

Dr Abi Dymond tells us about her experience as an academic on the conflict management guidelines committee and how she is using her expertise to improve use of force reporting

Researching the police control room: A personal perspective 22 January 2019

Joanne Traynor is a control room supervisor at Essex Police and is currently a doctoral candidate at Anglia Ruskin University, carrying out a research study on police control rooms. She was a successful College Bursary applicant.