N8 PRP at the Police Foundation Annual Conference 2018

Police Foundation Annual Conference: Innovation and learning in policing, 24 October 2018

This year Professor Adam Crawford (University of Leeds and Director of the N8 PRP), together with Rebecca Tennyson-Mason (West Yorkshire Police) and Dr Charlotte Barlow (Lancaster University), will lead a ‘breakout’ session at the conference on the work of the N8 PRP.

The session will explore how the police can work with academics to improve policing. By way of introduction, Adam will provide an overview of the aims and workings of the partnership, with observations from Rebecca on opportunities and challenges of police-academic partnerships, while Charlotte will provide insights into the N8 PRP funded Small Grant project ‘Police Responses to Coercive Control’ which she was involved in, its impacts and outcomes. The finding from which can be found here.

With demand going up and resources going down it is vital that police forces are able to try out new ideas and test different ways of working. Innovation is vital if policing is to become more efficient and capable of keeping pace with social and technological change. These ideas are central to the aims and ethos of the N8 PRP and projects which push innovation and collaboration into new areas are ones we continues strive to find and support

The Police Foundation’s 9th Annual Conference will explore how to equip police, other professionals and organisations to try out new ideas and learn from their results.

The conference will include keynote speeches from some of the best leaders, thinkers and practitioners in policing, alongside break-out sessions which will explore practical tools for unlocking innovation and learning in police forces and local communities

The conference will hear from Professor Lawrence Sherman on the 20th anniversary of his lecture that launched the ‘Evidence Based Policing’ movement. He will assess the progress over the last two decades and reflect on the relationship between innovation, learning and evidence.

Mike Cunningham the new Chief Executive of the College of Policing will discuss what the College will do over the next few years to support local innovation and spread learning throughout the police service.

For further information on this event and to book your place – click here

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