Enrol in the 2019 Data Specialists in Policing CPD Programme

Data Specialists in Policing CPD Programme 2019

In 2018, the N8PRP’s Data Analytics and Training and Learning strands delivered an ambitious Continuous Professional Development programme to a cohort of 33 participants from 11 North of England forces. Following on from this success, the N8 PRP will be running a second programme in 2019, seeking to make a practical step towards the digital transformation of policing by providing a foundation in essential data science methods and emergent technologies in machine learning and predictive analytics.


  • Setting the Scene: From Analysis to Data Science, (Re) Defining the role of Police Data Specialist
  • Analytical Approaches: Problem Orientated Policing
  • Analytical Approaches: Statistical Tests
  • Analytical Approaches: Visualisation
  • Analytical Approaches: Modelling
  • Analytical Approaches: Algorithmic Decision Making
  • Ethics and Data Governance
  • Futures: Predictive Policing

Who is eligible: 

There are four places available to each force within the N8 PRP, three of these places are for force personnel and one place is reserved for staff from a partner agency (e.g. OPCC staff or Community Safety Partnership staff). The programme is inclusive and should attract participants from a variety of roles that involve the extraction, manipulation, analysis and reporting upon data and information. Previous participants have included strategic analysts, partnership analysts, data modellers, intelligence analysts and research co-ordinators.

Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions, exceptionally a suitable stand-in can be nominated should this not be possible. Non attendance of any session by any participant may incur a charge.

Priority will be given to forces from the N8 PRP, however we welcome enquiries from any UK police force and may be able to offer a limited number of places on an ad hoc basis.

Take Part:

To reserve a place please complete the online registration form.

Download our programme flyer here

Read a review of the 2018 programme here

Please note registration does not guarantee a place.

Terms and Conditions:

The programme is offered at no cost to delegates within the N8, but it does come at a cost to the N8 Policing Research Partnership. It is therefore a requirement that upon signing up to the programme you commit to attending all modules within the course. The expected format will be 1 module per month, beginning in May 2019 and running until December 2019.

If you are unable to attend a module it is acceptable for another delegate from your organisation to attend in your place. In the event that an organisation is unable to fill a place at a module, an non-attendance fee of £50 will be liable per place.

If you have any questions concerning the programme please contact Fiona McLaughlin.

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