We are a diverse team with a mixture of interdisciplinary academic and professional police experience and expertise.
We are located within the Faculty of Business and Law and engage with all faculties and institutes of the OU, having been established with considerable investment from the University to develop curriculum in policing. Our activities are informed by the social mission of the OU and our team aim is to develop collaborative and innovative curriculum that enhances of the work of police organisations nationally. All our team members are engaged in research and/or scholarship related to policing, working collaboratively with our Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL). More information about individual members can be found in their profiles: Meet the team
Building on the 50-year history of the Open University, we aim to offer a flexible and creative blended learning experience that meet the demands of 21st Century Policing. We combine activity based online learning with tailored tuition support – allowing our students to integrate their professional practice and learning with ease. Our approach to learning design is team based and combines several level of expertise and student support. Module teams include:
We currently deliver the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and Degree Holder Entry Programme in partnership with North Yorkshire Police and have plans to develop further qualification as part of our 10-Year Strategy for Policing at the Open University. We showcase a lot of our work through our POP Twitter Site If you would like to get in touch with us, please email: POP-Team@open.ac.uk