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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

Survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence sought for research study into criminal justice experiences

Have you experienced domestic abuse or sexual assault and reported to the police? Our research team are keen to hear from survivors for a new research study.

22nd July 2021
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Upcoming Events

Oct 14

Membership Group Meeting

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

Dec 9

Membership Group Meeting

Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA

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