Leicestershire Police Problem Solving Conference 14th March 2018

EMPAC is pleased to announce an event hosted at Leicestershire Police HQ on How to problem solve using evidence based policing?


This event will be opened by Chief Constable Simon Cole and will showcase a number of pieces of research. Thanks go to the ever energetic Sgt Mark Brennan, who has been growing an evidence based policing network at Leicester very effectively for some time now!  The event will be for a full day on Wednesday 14th March 2017 at Leicestershire Police Force Headquarters, St Johns, Enderby, LE19 2BX. Practitioners and academics from across the EMPAC region will be hosting sessions and you are warmly invited to attend!

 Here’s the schedule:-

8:30 – 9:00              Registration and Refreshment

9:00 – 9:10              Welcome and Introductions

9:10 – 10:00            How to problem solve using evidence based policing? – Dr Matt Ashby, Nottingham Trent University

10:00 – 10:30         Break

10:30 – 11:30          Breakout Session 1

11:45 – 12:45           Breakout session 2

12:45 – 1:45             Lunch

1:45 – 2:45               Using behavioural science to problem solve in policing – Sophie Davis, Behavioural Insights Team.

3:15 – 3:30               Closing Remarks


And here’s a detailed overview of the day:-


Breakout Sessions (Repeated for Breakout 1 and 2)

Session A) Understanding Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

  • Anti-Social Behaviour: what is it, who are the victims and how much harm does it cause?

Dr Becky Thompson, Nottingham Trent University (Co-authors: James Hunter, Andromachi Tseloni, Nick Tilley and Puneet Tiwari).


  • Evaluation of a research-informed burglary target hardening intervention.

Prof Andromachi Tseloni, Nottingham Trent University (Co-authors: Bethany Ward & Dr James Hunter)


  • Why does Vehicle Crime repeatedly occur in certain parts of Leicestershire?

Anthony Quinn, Loughborough University


Session B) How to engage with communities in a digital age

  • How should the police effectively engage with the public?

Jonathan Leach, Derbyshire Police.


  • The Community Engagement Area Classification:  Identifying community engagement ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ neighbourhoods in order to help police forces and police officers target their initiatives and activities.

Dr James Hunter, Nottingham Trent University.


  • From Street to Tweet: Digital Policing in Context’ – Digital PCSOs.

Dr Chris Crowther-Dowey, Nottingham Trent University.


Session C) Working in partnership to protect those subject to harm

  • Multi Agency working, potential and pitfalls

Sgt Andy Bott, Derbyshire Police


  • Individual Crime and Crime Harm: Implications and Opportunities.

C/Supt David Sandall, Leicestershire Police


  • The Mental Health Triage Car and effects on officer attitudes, knowledge and practice.

Sgt Dave Wadsworth, Leicestershire Police


Session D) Improving the efficiency of the investigative process.

  • Current Research in Police Custody: Risk Assessments and Resources

Heather Callaghan and Melanie-Jane Stoneman, Loughborough University


  • The effectiveness of CCTV in criminal investigations.

Dr Matt Ashby, Nottingham Trent University.


If you wish to attend this great event please contact Sgt Mark Brennan at mark.brennan@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk



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