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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.

Upcoming Events

Dec 5

Membership Group Meeting

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes

Mar 12

Membership Group Meeting

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes

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