Police and Mental Health – Not Just Doing the Wrong Thing Righter

On 8th November the N8 PRP held its fourth annual Policing Innovation Forum. The theme for this year was Policing Mental Health: Improving services, reducing demand, and keeping people safe. In this article, Chief Inspector Michael Brown OBE, Mental Health Coordinator for College of Policing & NPCC, reflects on some of the points from his keynote session … Read morePolice and Mental Health – Not Just Doing the Wrong Thing Righter

Spice and police custody: there must be a better way

Kelly J. Stockdale, Teesside University A string of shocking videos showing users of the drug “spice” in frozen and catatonic states on Britain’s streets and in prisons have sparked a national debate about how to deal with the substance and its users. But these disturbing images are just a snapshot. The true cost is yet … Read moreSpice and police custody: there must be a better way

International Award Winning Data Analysts Lead the Way in Community Safety for Lancashire

The Lancashire Community Safety Partnership Analysis Team recently showed just how valuable the work of data analysts can be in reducing crime and harm in local communities, receiving international recognition at the recent IALEIA* international awards for excellence in analysis. The team cleaned up at the 2017 awards for the following: Category 1A: Best team … Read moreInternational Award Winning Data Analysts Lead the Way in Community Safety for Lancashire

Policing with a Purpose: A Leadership Compass

by Dr Stephen Brookes, University of Manchester Business School I recently had the opportunity to consider the policing challenges facing Police Scotland, along with colleagues from the Scottish Institute of Policing Research and senior practitioners[1].  Concern had been expressed by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland about an apparent absence of a long-term vision … Read morePolicing with a Purpose: A Leadership Compass

Vacancy: Project officer ‘Sharing insights on hate crime: new methods and forms of data’

Project Officer Are you an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual, with an interest in criminal justice? Do you want to support and develop a project that aims to drive improvements in policing and service provision for victims of religiously and racially motivated hate crime?  Would you like to take an active role in delivering, promoting … Read moreVacancy: Project officer ‘Sharing insights on hate crime: new methods and forms of data’

Report published. DEVELOPING RESTORATIVE POLICING

Report published. DEVELOPING RESTORATIVE POLICING: Using the evidence base to inform the delivery of restorative justice and improve engagement with victims   A report from the first phase of the Police Knowledge Fund project has now been published, entitled: ‘Developing Restorative Policing in Humberside, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire’. It reports on the development and … Read moreReport published. DEVELOPING RESTORATIVE POLICING

Innovation in Policing Coercive Control

“95 out of 100 domestic abuse survivors in one study reported experiencing coercive control …”, This was a startling account from domestic abuse victims given at the beginning of the second N8 Policing Innovation Forum, held in Manchester in November. Vera Baird QC told delegates this worrying fact as she opened the conference.  Vera has … Read moreInnovation in Policing Coercive Control