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Going for Gold!

Open University Professor Jean Hartley received this year’s Medal for Research from the British Academy of Management (BAM) at its annual conference in Birmingham

12th September 2019

Annual conference OU Centre for Policing

The Centre for Policing Research and Learning Annual Conference - Learning from success, near miss and failure took place on 9-10 October 2019 at the Open University, Milton Keynes. The conference had an excellent line-up of authorative speakers and Powerpoint slide decks and AV clips are available on previous events page.

1st August 2019

Transforming Police L&D Project launches second police learning and development survey

The Open University’s Centre for Police Research and Learning (CPRL) project team, working with their partners at MOPAC and survey specialists IFF, launched their planned second survey to look at the state of Learning and Development across police forces and agencies in England and Wales on Monday 25th June 2019

27th June 2019

Demand management report - now available

The report has been produced as a result of visits to 15 police forces from the centre membership.

29th April 2019

Join the team (post closed)

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

16th April 2019

Mobile phone use while driving - policing participants needed

We’re looking for Policing participants to help us.

20th March 2019

Showcasing virtual inclusion project tackling hate and extremism

Peter Bloom and his project team unveiled their new virtual reality project ‘Virtual Inclusion: Tackling Hate and Extremism Using Virtual Technology’ at the Google Showcase in London at the end of January.

15th February 2019

New blog: Do techniques for generating suspects contaminate procedures for identifying perpetrators?

Have a look the new blog article witten by our Director of Research: Professor Graham Pike.

14th February 2019

Managing people with the brain in mind: 5 March 2019

We are very pleased to be able to invite you to a workshop on 5th March 2019

7th February 2019

MOPAC Interim report

The OU/MOPAC action research on implementing the transformation of police learning and development publishes here the interim report.

11th January 2019

Upcoming Events

Mar 11

Membership Group Meeting

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00


Mar 22

CPD in focus webinar series

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 09:00 to Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 16:00

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