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
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.
The Open University Centre for Policing membership is a growing collaboration between 20 police forces and The Open University.
There are many ways to take part in the work of the Centre through our education, research and knowledge into practice programmes.