Officers and staff can get help with their research projects
For police staff and officers who want advice on their research projects, twelve new dates have been announced for you to meet with College researchers to receive practical support on designing and implementing research.
Levin Wheller, Research and Analysis Standards Manager at the College of Policing, said:
“If forces want to make sure projects will provide meaningful results, find out how to run focus groups or interviews, develop a new survey, or evaluate the effect of a new intervention,
research surgeries are here to help.“Surgeries are an opportunity to get hands on advice from specialist staff and ensure that their projects have the best chance of success.”Surgery slots are typically an hour long and need to be booked in advance. For more information on dates and how to book go to the Research Surgeries page.
In addition, new evidence on what works to reduce crime has been published by the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction.Results from the centre are translated into practical insights that the police service can easily use, allowing them to make more informed decisions.The What Works Toolkit has been updated to include reviews on
alcohol tax and price policies;
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design; and if
educational interventions work to prevent violent relationships in young people.
There are more examples of crime reduction evidence on the
What Works Toolkit.