Policing Vulnerabilities and the Future of Police/Academic Partnerships – N8 PRP Showcase Conference

November 23, 2020 @ 9:45 am – November 24, 2020 @ 4:15 pm

Policing Vulnerabilities and the Future of Police/Academic Partnerships – N8 PRP Showcase Conference

23 + 24 November 2020
Day 1  9.45am – 4.30pm
Day 2  10am – 4.15pm

Since 2013, the N8 Policing Research Partnership has been pioneering a major collaboration between eight research intensive universities and eleven police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners in the north of England in its quest to co-produce new knowledge that addresses the urgent challenges of policing and ensure the take up and application of evidence-based practices. Policing in the UK stands at cross-roads in terms of how the police and partner agencies respond to the socio-technical challenges of shifting vulnerabilities and demands for service. After a decade of austerity, the current Government’s commitment to increase police numbers in England and Wales by 20,000 raises numerous questions and challenges for police forces and the partner agencies with which they work. It also prompts fundamental questions about the competency, capacity, skills and knowledge upon which the police will operate and it’s relationships with other public and voluntary sector organisations that work to deliver public safety.

Our November conference will be fully virtual! We’ve designed an engaging two-day conference with informative keynotes, interactive workshops, and discussions that will help inform the next stages of the N8 Policing Research Partnership. 

We’ll be using a conference platform that allows you to join from any web browser, and if you wish, to share your video and actively participate in discussions and workshops alongside our keynote discussions. 

Conference Aims

This conference will explore the challenges that confront implementing innovative and evidence-based reforms in policing. It will focus on policing diverse forms of vulnerability in which the police work closely in partnership with other organisations. In this regard, the conference will seek to showcase work from the N8 partnership and reflect on the learning from experiences in the UK and elsewhere on implementing police/academic partnership to foster research and the knowledge base. The second day will focus on identifying and exploring the new challenges for research informed and evidence-based policing in the face of shifting vulnerabilities and changing demands. Workshops will cover subjects including: Policing Covid-19, data analytics, policing vulnerabilities, policing futures and learning lessons through research co-production.

Who Will Benefit from Attendance?

The conference will be of interest to all those concerned with shaping a future of policing informed by research evidence. In particular, it will be of value to proponents of evidence-based policing, police managers, reflective practitioners, representatives of public and voluntary sector organisations working in partnership with the police, policing researchers and scholars.

Confirmed Speakers Include

Mike Cunningham, CEO College of Policing
Gloria Laycock, University College London
Tom Gash, Institute for Government
Rick Muir, Director of the Police Foundation
Liz Aston, Napier University & Director of the Scottish Institute of Policing Research
Nicky Miller, Open University
Nicole Westmarland, Durham University
Nic Pole, College of Policing
Karen Byrom, Cheshire Police
Ngaire Waine, Merseyside Police
Geoff Pearson, University of Manchester
Adam Crawford, University of Leeds

A full programme of speakers and workshops will be made available closer to the event

Register Today!

Registration is now live! Visit our conference website to register. Registration is free and gives you access to two days of live online sessions.

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