Bringing together police forces and facilitating their efforts to develop and embed evidence into everyday policing.
The College of Policing has developed this network of Evidence Champions to promote evidence-based practice (EBP) in policing and to share ideas and knowledge across forces. It will enable police forces to support each other in their efforts to embed evidence-based policing, through discussion and collaboration. The Network has been developed as inclusive and accessible to anybody in force, regardless of their role or rank. Members are categorised according to levels of engagement or interest, ensuring that support can be targeted to all relevant staff members. The three identified groups are:
The Network is designed to be all-inclusive and is accessible to anybody in force, regardless of their role or rank. All you need is an interest in the approach towards the embedding of evidence-based policing.
The Evidence Champions promote evidence-based policing by:
For discussing progress, identifying challenges with promoting and generating EBP and potential solutions.
This secure online community facilitates cooperation between members of the Network outside meetings. It is located in the Police OnLine Knowledge Area (POLKA).
The community provides virtual support, facilitating updates on the latest progress in evidence-based policing initiatives across the UK, and is a forum for sharing ideas with each other on how to promote evidence-based policing in different police forces.
You can request membership of the Network by emailing email@example.com with your rank and role, indicating which of the 3 groups above best describes your level of engagement with EBP. Once you have joined the Champions Network, you will then be eligible to join the POLKA community.
For more information about the Evidence-Based Policing Support Network, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org