Academic team: Dr Chrisothea Herodotou, Dr Tracey Farrell-Frey, Phil Davies
Policing partners: Avon and Somerset Police, Thames Valley Police
Community policing is essential for dealing with community issues, yet it entails challenges such as time and effort to develop and maintain personal relationships with citizens. An online policing community can provide constant information about community issues and work as a live and synchronous portal of interaction between the public and practitioners.
It could generate practitioner-based research questions and begin to produce data through 'citizen inquiry' methodology (the use of scientific method by the public to raise and resolve problems). The project utilised the ground breaking 'nQuire-it' platform (see www.nquire-it.org), and aimed:
|Title||Output type||Lead academic||Year|
|Building sustainable policing-practitioners communities online||Final report||Herodotou, C||2017|
|Building sustainable policing-practitioner communities online||Executive summary||Farrel-Frey, T||2016|