Guideline 7: Developing and sharing learning

Chief officers should work with the College of Policing, the wider police service, partners and academia to identify and share learning about neighbourhood policing and current threats.

Evidence gaps in developing and sharing learning include:
  • how to identify and respond to those people and places that are vulnerable or high risk

  • the role of neighbourhood policing in reducing serious harm (eg, violent extremism, organised crime and exploitation)

  • the police role in effective early interventions

  • how social media can be used to improve visibility and community engagement

  • how neighbourhood policing can make communities stronger and more cohesive

  • the effectiveness of different approaches to neighbourhood policing.

Developing and sharing this evidence should:
  • support forces to take a more evidence-based approach
  • help the police to work better with partners
  • lead to better integration between specialist units and neighbourhood policing
  • lead to a better understanding of costs and benefits of different approaches and inform decisions about where to invest resources.


Advice and support: putting guidelines into practice 

Depending on your role and interest, select the relevant link(s) to download  advice and support for developing and sharing learning.

Supporting material for frontline officers, staff and volunteers
Supporting material for supervisors
Supporting material for senior leaders

Impact evidence for developing and sharing learning

The guideline for developing and sharing learning is underpinned by the following impact evidence:

  • The specific areas covered in this guideline were all identified as gaps in the research evidence.

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