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Improving Police Communication Research at Nottingham Trent

The East Midlands has a population of just under 5 million people, and is growing. It contains some of the most diverse areas in the UK, and its airport is used by over 3 million international travellers from 27 countries every year. Policing communication skills have to be able to…

Solution Oriented: the future of policing

A fiscal crisis threatens the policing model There is general agreement on the need to revitalise local, or neighbourhood, policing. Given budgetary pressures the challenge is how to do that. A new community model of policing is emerging that could grow without extensive public funding. We have an opportunity to…

Dr Gargie Rampurkar’s research on safeguarding children

Say hello to EMPAC’s latest Honorary Research Fellow, Dr. Gargie Rampurkar, who has recently moved from Gujarat to Leicester. Gargie was a researcher at Rajasthan Police Academy & UNICEF, Rajasthan, India, before teaching at the National Forensic Sciences University, Gujarat. Gargie has helped Indian police response capabilities by applying research methodologies, particularly…

Mobile Phone Extraction Research at Nottingham

The University of Nottingham is doing groundbreaking research about how to better extract evidence from mobile phones, by developing new efficient and reliable tools, led by Assistant Professor Helena Webb. This work about the digital economy is a top research priority because personal mobile phones are a very valuable repository…

Leicestershire Police leading the way in reducing offending

EMPAC is pleased to be supporting a new Offender Management Pilot, termed ‘7 Pathways Plus’, led by Detective Inspector James Heggs of Leicestershire Police, which offers much promise in reducing long term offending. The work builds on existing approaches, specifically seeking to widen the skills set and capabilities at a…

New book showcases EMPAC’s police academic partnership

EMPAC has been chosen to be represented in a new book edited by Professors Steven Tong (Kingston University) and Denise Martin (Abertay University and Associate Director for the Scottish Institute for Policing Research – SIPR). The new 2023 book An Introduction to Police Research, published by  Routledge, features a chapter…

Leicester mathematics students research crime patterns

University of Leicester Applied Mathematics undergraduate students have been researching hot and cold spots of crime to hunt for patterns about just why crime is lower in some areas than others.  Much criminological research of the past has focused on hot spots (high crime areas), but we know less about…

Research at the University of Northampton

  EMPAC is pleased to be able to showcase some of the research activities taking place at the University of Northampton, led by Professor Matthew Callender, Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Studies and Director of the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice. The research is wide ranging, so sit back and allow…

EMSOU Undergraduate Internships 2024-2025

Would you relish the challenge of working for the policing unit that deals with some of the most serious, organised, and violent criminals in the East Midlands region?  The East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU), based near M1 Junction 27,  is offering exciting opportunities for up to six people on…

Using virtual volunteers to accelerate policing ideas

Dr Martin Wright, Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Policing and Security in the University of South Wales, has pioneered a great new way of enabling university students to dynamically contribute their creativity towards policing innovation. Dr Wright is to be congratulated on overcoming previous barriers, not only across…