What Works Centre News Updates

College bursary 2020 opens for applications 09 March 2020

Today, we are launching our fifth bursary scheme giving police officers and staff across England and Wales the opportunity to apply for financial support towards their higher education fees.

Reviewing the reviews: How to maximise learning from adverse incidents to improve police responses to vulnerability 06 February 2020

Dr. Debbie Allnock is a social researcher at the University of Bedfordshire and is working on the Vulnerability and Violent Crime Programme. Here she discusses her work examining police practice in a range of reviews of significant harm and death.

Innovation starts with ideas… and ideas need a home! 14 January 2020

Rob Flanagan was appointed as the Innovation and Knowledge Sharing Manager at the College of Policing in July 2019, here he tells us about the new National Map of Police Ideas.

Building the evidence base: Vulnerability and serious violence 09 January 2020

The Vulnerability and Violent Crime Programme (VVCP) was launched by the College and the National Police Chiefs’ Council in 2018 to develop the evidence base around effective policing approaches to reducing vulnerability and serious violence.

Police Rewired and Hack the Police 11 December 2019

Lewis Westbury has been a Special Constable with the Metropolitan Police Service since 2009. A year ago he took a career break to establish and run the Police Rewired community. Here he tells us about their aims and some of their work with the police.

Mindfulness in policing 04 November 2019

Dr Helen Fitzhugh is a social researcher working with the College of Policing as part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of East Anglia (UEA).

A Special contribution 16 October 2019

Julia Wire is a Senior Research Officer at the College of Policing and recently joined her local Special Constabulary. Here she tells us about the application process and how she is finding her new role as a Special.

Start of a new term for successful bursary recipients 17 September 2019

The College bursary scheme, which provides financial support for police officers and staff to undertake further study, has made awards to 64 police students this year.