What Works Centre News Updates

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.

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.

Call for practice: Developing guidelines to support effective supervision 16 September 2019

Share your experience of supervision within policing and help to inform our guideline development work.

Building the evidence base: Vulnerability and serious violence 14 September 2019

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.

Finding lines of enquiry from academic research: A personal perspective 04 September 2019

DS Paul Taylor from Greater Manchester Police has recently completed a master’s degree in Cyber Security, Threat Intelligence and Forensics at the University of Salford. Here he talks about his experiences of putting research into practice.

Being a research intern: A personal perspective 26 August 2019

Pete Carlyon is studying International Development with Economics BSc at the University of Bath. He is on the Government Social Research student placement scheme, which runs every year and involves 12 government departments.