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Centre for Policing Research and Learning

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The Centre has an ambitious, innovative and wide-ranging programme of activities involving research, education and knowledge exchange, working collaboratively with police agency partners. The Centre contributes to the work of police agencies as they adapt to a changing policing landscape, with its greater emphasis on evidence-based practice.

Find out more about the Centre
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The Centre's work

The Centre creates and uses knowledge to improve policing for the benefit of society. It does this problem-solving research, through informal and formal learning to support continuing professional development; the gaining of degree qualifications and PhD research. The Centre is also concerned with knowledge into practice.

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About the partnership

The Open University Centre for Policing membership is a growing collaboration between 21 police forces and The Open University.

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Get involved

There are many ways to take part in the work of the Centre through our education, research and knowledge into practice programmes.


Join the team!

We wish to appoint a Senior Research Fellow/Research Fellow to work for the centre.

16th April 2019
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Upcoming Events

Jun 20

Police Foundation hosting Transforming Learning and Development in Policing

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00 to 18:00

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Sep 24

Final National Learning Network Event

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00 to 18:00

City Hall, London

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