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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.

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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 24 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.

News

CPRL wins prestigious research award

We are delighted to announce that we won the research award for “best external collaboration and knowledge exchange”.

30th September 2022
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Upcoming Events

Nov 2

Violence Against Women and Girls: Policing, politics and practice

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 09:30 to 16:30

OU Campus, Walton Hall, MK7 6AA

Dec 1

Membership Group Meeting

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00

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