Policing, community safety, crime prevention and victim services have all gone through unprecedented changes in recent years. This pioneering partnership provides an ideal opportunity for research collaboration and knowledge exchange between the research, policy and policing practice.  

The N8 Research Policing Partnership is an established research collaboration between the eight universities that comprise the N8 (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, York) and 12 policing forces and OPCCs across the north of England (Cheshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Greater Manchester Police, Humberside, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumbria, North Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Police, and West Yorkshire Police).

N8 PRP was established in 2013 and is currently co-funded by the partner HEIs and 12 Forces. The overall aim of the partnership is to build research co-production capacity, share knowledge between and across police organisations and the HE sector, develop and disseminate innovative solutions to contemporary policing problems, and strengthen the evidence base on which police policy, practice, and training are developed.

Priorities:

  • Building research co-production capacity;
  • Develop and disseminate innovative solutions to contemporary policing problems;
  • Strengthen the evidence base on which police policy, practice, and training are developed.

Objectives

  • Produce high quality, independent research;
  • To build policing research and knowledge exchange capacity in HEIs;
  • To enhance the quality, integrity, scope, synthesis and exploitation of datasets;
  • To develop capacity and resources in (a) policing research and (b) police and crime data analytics;
  • To encourage and foster the development of national and international links;
  • To develop and disseminate a transferable model of practice.

For further information:

N8 PRP About

N8 PRP Purpose, Rationale & Principles

International Advisory Board

The Advisory Board comprises senior representatives from the policy, practice and research communities both nationally and internationally with links to and expertise in policing