How do we know what policing activities are effective? What are the risks if we don't have robust evidence about what works?
A fundamental element of the College's role as a professional body is to be a catalyst for the development and use of knowledge and research by and for those working in policing. This will ensure that the best available evidence of what works is accessible for practitioners when making decisions. To achieve this aim, the College works with police forces, policing and crime commissioners, national policing leads and academic partners to:
The Research Map on our What Works site plots details of relevant ongoing policing related research at Masters level and above.
You can also find out more via the National Police Library and POLKA.