An Exploratory Knowledge Exchange Platform for Policing: Exploiting Knowledge Assets, Utilising Data and Piloting Research Co-production

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Law

Abstract

The project will build a strategic and innovative knowledge exchange and research co-production platform, providing a structured relationship between West Yorkshire Police (WYP), the Office of the PCC for West Yorkshire (OPCCWY) and the University of Leeds. The platform provides a model in which different mechanisms of knowledge, people and data exchange are piloted in four thematic areas of policing: partnerships; acquisitive crimes of burglary and shoplifting; community engagement and public order. The approach is driven by a combination of interdisciplinary research excellence, innovations in knowledge exchange and lasting impact on both policing and academic partners. It will seek to change the ways in which the police use evidence and insights from research as well as the ways in which researchers frame research questions and engage with policing professionals across the life-course of research. The platform will provide a two-way exchange, learning opportunities and data exploitation that embed the PCC's strategic priorities of 'innovation, income and investment'. It will seek to foster a greater appreciation among police officers for the relevance, role and value of research evidence in informing police practice, as well as a greater awareness of research methodologies and skills within the police organisation. At the same time, it will seek to foster greater understanding of the operational police challenges and encourage responsibility amongst researchers for helping shape evidence-based responses to these. In so doing, it will build an academic culture of engagement and a commitment to co-production.
The four hubs will focus on: (i) the role of partnerships in promoting organisational change and the manner in which this can be analysed through co-produced research; (ii) the exploitation of large police datasets to explain and better understand the spatial and social distribution of the acquisitive crimes of burglaries and shoplifting; (iii) the evaluation of an innovative community engagement project; and (iv) public order training and the evaluation of the impact of training on police practice. Each hub will benefit from one academic research lead and one nominated police lead seconded from WYP. WYP will contribute staff time, venues and resources associated with the preparation of significant datasets (including 10 years of burglary and shoplifting data across West Yorkshire).
This new collaboration will develop innovative ways to address the challenges faced by the police and will provide for: collaborative framing of the research questions from the outset; the two-way flow of knowledge and data; mutual engagement with research programmes from their inception to dissemination; joint ownership of research and its outcomes or products; enhanced research impact on policy and practice through collaboration on projects that are directly relevant to police managers; the production of an evidence-base for policy and practice, and to enable innovation; the exploitation of knowledge exchange including training opportunities; opportunities for the development of research expertise and capacity among police officers and staff; and the development of skills within policing to get research evidence used over the longer-term.
The work of the project will be overseen by a Steering Group including members of the WYP senior command team and chaired by the PCC, which will meet bi-monthly. Each of the thematic hubs will produce accessible policy briefings outlining the findings as will the programme as a whole. Whilst the initial activity is focused on West Yorkshire, it is intended that benefits will attend to the region (via the N8 Policing Research Partnership) as well as national and international debate and practice. This wider dissemination will be overseen and promoted by an Advisory Board with members drawn from the College of Policing, ACPO, What Works Centre for Crime Reduction and N8.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit: The non-academic beneficiaries of the programme of activities designed under this Knowledge Exchange platform include, first and foremost, West Yorkshire Police, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner PCC for West Yorkshire and their partner organisations. This proposal arises out of a series of discussions that have been held with Chief Constable Mark Gilmore, Deputy Chief Constable Dee Collins, Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd, the Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson and his Chief Executive, Fraser Sampson about the ways in which the University of Leeds can work collaboratively in strategic and structured ways with West Yorkshire Police (WYP) to explore innovative forms of knowledge exchange and research co-production to mutual benefit and to ensure that policing is increasingly evidence-lead. Along with others senior and operational police colleagues the above will oversee the programme of activities (via the proposed Steering Group) and ensure that full benefits to WYP and partners are derived from it. It is intended that the citizens of West Yorkshire will benefit from improvements to policing and police-public encounters in the targeted areas of public order policing, burglary and shoplifting, partnership working and community engagement. Secondly, wider police beneficiaries will include the forces in the north of England that are engage in the work of the N8 Policing Research Partnership. This proposal also benefits from and will feed into the wider work of the N8PRP. It is anticipated that lessons learnt, research findings and the value of models of knowledge exchange piloted will be rolled out and replicated across the wider N8 region. Thirdly, it is anticipated that the work will impact on the national debate about appropriate models of collaborations between police, PCCs and universities and this will be channelled via the College of Policing and the What Works Centre for Crime Prevention. Fourthly, the outcomes of the activities associated with the proposal will be disseminated beyond England and Wales via international networks (such as the Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security in Australia).
How will they benefit: This project has involved non-academic beneficiaries and users from the outset in the development stages of the proposal design. The focus of the thematic hubs and the ambitions of the platform as a whole were agreed and designed in collaboration with senior staff within WYP. Subsequently, WYP will benefit from direct involvement in shaping and contributing to the programme of activities and the outcomes in a way that will engender their ownership of the findings. The proposal gives WYP an opportunity to explore different models of knowledge exchange and pilot research co-production in ways that will bring value to the organisation by equipping police staff with greater understanding of insights from research and the ways in which policing practices might become more informed by research evidence. The potential for impact is considerable within WYP given the large number of police staff who will be directly involved in the activities and the manner in which senior police commanders and managers will oversee the programme. The potential for impact beyond West Yorkshire, given the close synergies with the N8PRP and the College of Policing, is also significant and will be exploited to the full (overseen by a national Advisory Board). The project will culminate in a final conference to which key national figures will be invited and at which the policy briefings will be published. These key findings documents will be written in an accessible format for wide dissemination among non-academic beneficiaries and made publicly available online. To engage the wider policing community and disseminate the lessons learnt and research findings, at least two articles will be published in professional police journals.
 
Description The pilot project provided important lessons about the process of research collaboration - its organisation, dynamics and delivery - between university researchers and policing partners, as well as generating new co-produced research evidence. The challenges of and possibilities for models of research co-production between university researchers and policing partners have been tested and explored and as a consequence are now better understood.
1. The project demonstrated both the feasibility and value of transforming the nature of police-university relations and 'doing things differently' through structured collaboration. This provided policing partners with a sense of ownership over the co-produced research, including the development of the research ideas and how the research findings might be implemented. The engagement of police partners from the outset influenced the selection of policing issues to be researched, and had a bearing on the conduct of the research for example choice of case studies. Collaboration also gave policing partners a stake in the implementation and delivery of the lessons learnt and project outcomes. Collaboration also challenged researchers to work in different ways that accommodate the needs, priorities and working constraints of policing partners.
2. The project enabled the findings of existing (ESRC funded) research - notably in relation to public order policing - to achieve greater impact and prominence within local policing policies and professional practices. The project also demonstrated the additional value that can be derived from the greater use and analysis of existing data within organisations like the police.
3. The challenges and importance of community engagement by the police and involving non-police partners was illustrated by the research. Done well, 'community engagement' can foster constructive dialogue, mutually beneficial and collaborative relations between police and citizens and communities to identify and tackle local issues of crime, disorder and neighbourhood safety.
4. The research on policing partnerships highlighted the vital importance of inter-organisational relations in delivering public safety outcomes. The research highlighted a number of factors that are significant in enabling successful partnership relations, including: the existence of trust relations between partners; ensuring partnership relations are embedded in frontline practice; that co-located and multi-agency teams can be an effective mechanism for productive, transformative working; and the important role of training in multi-agency relations and working dynamics, including for frontline staff. The conclusions from the research into policing partnerships were that:
•Contemporary policing by necessity is embedded in and dependent on a complex constellation of inter-agency partnerships.
•As well as enabling the coordination and pooling of expertise, information and resources, partnerships can provide valuable opportunities for innovation and learning whilst simultaneously challenging introspective organisational cultures.
•Effective partnerships allow for problem-oriented approaches to flourish and for the development of problem-solving capacity and skills to come to the fore and to be appreciated.
• For the police, partnerships offer prospects to deliver the necessary organisational change to underpin any sustained shift in resources, priorities and commitment to a greater emphasis on prevention.
Exploitation Route The opportunities for closer police-university collaboration and the potential benefits in terms of evidence-based practice and knowledge informed policing have been realised and demonstrated by this knowledge exchange project. The programme of work was designed with the aim of achieving far reaching impact on policy and professional practice realised through the exploitation of knowledge exchange and training opportunities. The research outcomes will be taken forward in a number of ways:
•An end of project conference (29th September 2015) enabled the research findings to be communicated to a diverse audience of academics, police partners and other interested parties including the College of Policing, HMIC and Home Office. As a consequence, the outcomes may inform developments nationally over the forthcoming years.
•West Yorkshire Police and Office of the PCC will use the findings to inform future policing strategy, policy and practice. Senior officers from police partners attended an end of project meeting to discuss both the research findings and their implications for the police, and how the university might continue to support the force in the future.
•This pilot collaboration between one police force and PCC (West Yorkshire) directly informed a HEFCE Catalyst Fund bid submitted by the N8 Policing Research Partnership and lead by the University of Leeds team involved in the KEOS project. A grant of £3 million was awarded by HEFCE in 2015 with a further £4.2 million matched funding from N8 universities and policing partners. led on the development of a successful bid to HEFCE for a new five year programme of research co-production and knowledge exchange (2015-2020) 'Innovation and the Application of Knowledge for More Effective Policing'. The models of engagement and knowledge exchange between the University of Leeds and WYP/OPCCWY will inform the wider workings and activities of the N8 partnership. Consequently, the project finding are being taken forward and developed by the N8 Policing Research Partnership - www.n8prp.org.uk - a partnership of 8 universities, 11 police forces and Offices of Police and Crime Commissioners and other policing partners. The project is supported by an International Advisory Board which draws upon key stakeholders that had been engaged initially through the ESRC KEOS project. This wide-ranging programme of research coproduction and knowledge exchange is exerting growing impact on the policing sector in diverse ways including data exploitation, new collaborative research projects, training and learning, policing innovation, knowledge exchange fellowships and collaborative PhD studentships.
•The College of Policing through the Police Knowledge Fund (2015-17: http://whatworks.college.police.uk/Involve/Pages/Knowledge-Fund.aspx) is supporting a number new police-university collaborations that will benefit considerably from the project findings. These include the Better Policing Collaborative (lead by the University of Nottingham), East Midlands Policing Academic Collaboration (EMPAC - for which Professor Crawford has been invited to be an advisor - lead by the University of Northampton), and a project on 'Developing Restorative Policing that Professor Crawford is a co-Investigator on with Professor Shapland from Sheffield University.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy,Other

URL http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/research/projects/an-exploratory-knowledge-platform-for-policing
 
Description 1. They have directly informed policy and practice change within West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire. 2. They have informed the appreciation and recognition of the value of research and knowledge for policing among senior officers within West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the PCC. 3. They have led to structural change in the organisation of relations between the OPCC and West Yorkshire Police force, which established a Joint Innovation Forum to ensure research and innovation is coordinated and evidence-based practices are fostered across both organisations. 4. They have informed a large scale HEFCE funded research co-production and knowledge exchange platform funded via Catalyst Fund for five years 2015-2020 in a collaboration between the N8 universities and 11 police forces together with other partners in the north of England -see: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/funding/catalyst/projects/leeds/ This N8 Policing Research Partnership was build on the lessons from the ESRC KEOS pilot. They have also informed work with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service
First Year Of Impact 2015
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Security and Diplomacy
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Membership of Her Majesty Inspectorate of Constabulary Academic Reference Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Reorganisation of West Yorkshire Police's Strategic Management of Research Evidence - What Works - and Innovation Strategy via the establishment of a Joint Innovation Group and Independent Advisory Board
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Better coordination of strategies within and between West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire as well as the better use of research evidence on the basis of the reorganisation of West Yorkshire Police's Strategic Management of Research Evidence - What Works - and Innovation Strategy. The joint Innovation Strategy for West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire aims to transform policing and community safety in West Yorkshire by encouraging, developing and delivering innovations, contributing to the delivery of the priorities and outcomes of the Police and Crime Plan 2013-2018. The strategy serves to build an evidence-based and 'what works' approach to policing and community safety in West Yorkshire, ensuring research is brought to operational reality, being implemented to realise the full potential of innovations. The strategy will also seek to identify, action and invest in short, medium and longer-term strategic research requirements of West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, creating a Programme of Innovation, serving to bridge identified gaps in capability, knowledge, understanding and expertise. This reorganisation is directly linked to the experiences, findings and outcomes of the Knowledge Exchange Opportunities Scheme pilot and the discussions that ensued. To deliver the strategy, a Joint Innovation Group (JIG) was established in early 2016 which shall meet every 6 weeks. The JIG will be co- chaired by ACC Andy Battle and Fraser Sampson, the PCC Chief Executive (both of whom sat on the Steering Group of the ESRC KEOS project) and has the following members, all of whom are Chief Superintendent and above: • Head of West Yorkshire for Innovation • Head of Force Performance Improvement Unit • Head of Programme of Change • Head of Organisational Learning • Head of Information Technology • Head of Strategy & Policy Unit • Head of Performance Review • Head of Risk & Insurance • Treasurer To support, guide and advise the JIG, an Independent Advisory Board (IAB) has been created. Professor Crawford has been invited to sit on the Board.
 
Description Catalyst Fund
Amount £3,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2015 
End 04/2020
 
Description Collaborative Studentship from the ESRC White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership - in collaboration with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Police Knowledge Fund
Amount £336,829 (GBP)
Organisation College of Policing 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description N8 Policing Research Partnership - West Yorkshire 
Organisation Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
Country Unknown 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Collaboration in a programme of activities supported by a Catalyst Grant (HEFCE) form 2015-2020 (one of 11 police forces and PCC Offices to do so). A joint commitment of in-kind funding (see above) was agreed and signed in 2015.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to the Steering Group of the N8 PRP and to activities within the programme.
Impact Too many to mention - all are outlined in the linked URL
Start Year 2015
 
Description N8 Policing Research Partnership - West Yorkshire 
Organisation West Yorkshire Playhouse
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration in a programme of activities supported by a Catalyst Grant (HEFCE) form 2015-2020 (one of 11 police forces and PCC Offices to do so). A joint commitment of in-kind funding (see above) was agreed and signed in 2015.
Collaborator Contribution Contribution to the Steering Group of the N8 PRP and to activities within the programme.
Impact Too many to mention - all are outlined in the linked URL
Start Year 2015
 
Description Professor Crawford invited to join West Yorkshire Police's Independent Advisory Board in support of its Innovation Strategy and Joint Innovation Group 
Organisation Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire
Country Unknown 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Professor Crawford sits on the Independent Advisory Board in support of the Joint Innovation Group
Collaborator Contribution Information and advice
Impact Not to date
Start Year 2016
 
Description Professor Crawford invited to join West Yorkshire Police's Independent Advisory Board in support of its Innovation Strategy and Joint Innovation Group 
Organisation West Yorkshire Playhouse
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Professor Crawford sits on the Independent Advisory Board in support of the Joint Innovation Group
Collaborator Contribution Information and advice
Impact Not to date
Start Year 2016
 
Description 'Police-University Research Collaborations: making evidenced-based policing a reality' Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Extensive debate and discussion at this event, hosted at Carr Gate Police Training College, West Yorkshire about the research evidence and the role of police-university partnerships in knowledge exchange. The event was attended by the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner

It stimulated interest and understanding about the pilot work conducted under the KEOS project and desires to see this replicated more broadly outside of West Yorkshire.
It informed the work of the N8 Policing Research Partnership and the 11 police forces and PCCs working with the N8.
It directly led to and prompted a subsequent meeting with senior West Yorkshire Police colleagues to discuss the implementation of the key findings and follow on strategy in police-university relations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/events/2015/research-collaborations-evidenced-based-policing
 
Description 'Restorative Practices and Restorative Justice', conference held in the Great Hall, University of Leeds, 6th November 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards.
Talk provoked interest and understanding.
Fostered greater knowledge about research and practice in Leeds.

Agreement to develop relations between Leeds City Council and social scientists at the University of Leeds.
Agreement to develop a network of practitioners and researchers interested in restorative practices in various fields of service delivery.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.lssi.leeds.ac.uk/events/restorative-practices-and-restorative-justice-day-conference/
 
Description 11th Annual Ethnography Symposium: Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences in association with the Journal of Organizational Ethnography 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Clifford Stott (Co-I) was an invited speaker and workshop coordinator on 'External Impact' at the 11th Annual Ethnography Symposium: Current Developments in Ethnographic Research in the Social and Management Sciences in association with the Journal of Organizational Ethnography. Key theme: Engaging with the challenge: Impacts on Ethnography and the Impact of Ethnography. Hosted at the University of the West of England, Bristol, 24th-26th August, 2016. The value and role of ethnographic research in understanding policing practices was discussed and debated drawing on the research as an illustration of its value and insights.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/management/conferences-and-events/ethnography/
 
Description Invited NSCR (Amsterdam) seminar: "Crime Analytics and the Role of Dynamic Simulation Models" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited presentation to the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSRC) - 21st November, 2017, Amsterdam.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://surf.leeds.ac.uk/p/2017-11-20-NSCR-Crime_Analytics_ABM.html
 
Description Meeting to discuss implementation of KEOS findings, West Yorkshire Police Training Room, Normanton DHQ, Havertop Lane, 22 October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consideration of the implications of the findings - draft reports from each of the four hubs were presented and discussed.
Consideration of how best to implement the findings across West Yorkshire
Discussion of how best to arrange on-going and future police-university relations.

Agreement to continue to develop partnership relations via both the N8 Policing Research Partnership and bilateral relations between West Yorkshire Police and PCC.
Agreement to explore ways to implement the KEOS research findings and knowledge learning.
Agreement to host a further meetings to discuss the above.
Agreement to explore new opportunities for research collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/research/projects/an-exploratory-knowledge-platform-for-policing
 
Description Meeting with Assistant Chief Constable Andy Battle and Chief Superintendent Chris Hardern 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A meeting with Assistant Chief Constable Andy Battle and Chief Superintendent Chris Hardern at West Yorkshire Police HQ, Wakefield, 25th January 2016 to discuss the findings and outcomes of the KEOS for the management of research evidence within the Police to inform an internal discussion within the Senior Command Team in early February 2016 about how best to build an evidence-based and 'what works' approach to policing and community safety in West Yorkshire, ensuring research is brought to operational reality, being implemented to realise the full potential of innovations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Leeds Safeguarding Children Board, Rosebowl, Leeds, 19 November 205 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation sparked discussion about the implication of the findings for various different partners and raised questions about established practices and the research findings.
A draft report on the partnership hub was circulated in advance of the meeting and slides were circulated beyond the attending delegates after the meeting.

This lead to a subsequent meeting with the police head of the Leeds Community Safety Partnership, Inspector Sam Millar, 24th November 2015, to discuss the detail of the report and feedback on the findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Meeting with West Yorkshire for Innovation (WYFI) Office of the PCC during their 'away day', held in the Liberty Building, University of Leeds 10 December 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact Discussion of future collaborations
Discussion of the KEOS findings

Agreed to explore future opportunities for collaboration, notably via the N8 Policing Research Partnership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Membership of Her Majesty Inspectorate of Constabulary Academic Reference Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contribution to Academic Reference Group discussions on HMIC practice of inspections of policing and how to drive change in the sector, notably with regard to evidence-based policing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description Opening plenary presentation to the European Forum on Urban Security 30th Anniversary Conference in Barcelona 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening Plenary at European Forum on Urban Security conference 'Security, Democracy & Cities: Coproducing Urban Security Policies', Barcelona, 15-17th November 2017. My speech was entitled '30 years of local urban security policies' and was followed by a discussion and debate with seven other international commentators and researchers from across Europe and beyond.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://efusconference2017.eu/programme/
 
Description Plenary presentation to Police Foundation Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote speaker at the Police Foundation's Annual Conference 'Networked Policing: effective collaboration between the police, partners and communities', the BT Auditorium 29th November 2017 - see: http://www.police-foundation.org.uk/past-event/2017-annual-conference-networked-policing-effective-collaboration-police-partners-communities/ My presentation was entitled: 'Working together: collaboration for community safety'. A video of the presentation was made available (along with the slides) via the Police Foundation website/YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-XumazNQPI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.police-foundation.org.uk/past-event/2017-annual-conference-networked-policing-effective-c...
 
Description Presentation to Criminal Justice analysts and researchers at the Scottish Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An invitation to give a presentation on police-university collaborations via the ESRC KE partnership and the N8 PRP and to explore the differences and similarities in policing research in England and Wales as compared to Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Local Policing and Partnerships National Conference, organised by National Council of Police Chiefts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave presentation to senior policy-makers for the purpose of sharing evidence derived from research findings; increasing interest in the research from relevant national stakeholder bodies e.g. National Council of Police Chiefs, College of Policing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.cjsukmanagement.com/Local-Policing-Presentations/
 
Description Presentation to South Yorkshire Police Senior Management Team, Carbrook House, South Yorkshire Police HQ, (Lister & L'Hoiry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stuart Lister and Xavier L'Hoiry gave an invited presentation to the Senior Management Team of South Yorkshire Police on the role and challenges of community engagement in policing entitled: 'Meeting the challenges of neighbourhood policing: designing policy, developing practice'. This was to inform South Yorkshire Police policy development in this area in response to criticisms of the effectiveness of the force in neighbourhood policing. The meeting was held at Carbrook House, South Yorkshire Police HQ, 6th March, 2017. It was well received and its implications are to be considered in the revision of force strategies, policies and practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Press release and media interest, October 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Led to requests for further information.

Stimulated interest within the participating organisations and public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3601/innovation_and_investment_in_policing_with_new_esrc_fundin...
 
Description Society of Evidence Base Policing Conference (Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a Keynote presentation entitled: 'Research co-production as a basis for knowledge-informed policing: Some Insights from experiments in transforming police-university collaboration', to the Society of Evidence Based Policing conference, in the Great Hall, University of Leeds, 1-2 February 2016. This presented an alternative vision of police-university relations to that which dominates the SEBP agenda traditionally and was very well received. It produced significant positive twitter comment from the audience and valuable new contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.sebp.police.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/SEBP-Conference-1-2-February-2016-Agenda-COMPLE...
 
Description Towards a Conceptual Framework for Implementing Police-Community Engagement, N8 Policing Research Partnership Police-Community Engagement Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stuart Lister and Xavier L'Hoiry gave the keynote opening plenary address entitled 'Towards a Conceptual Framework for Implementing Police-Community Engagement' at the N8 Policing Research Partnership (N8 PRP) Police-Community Engagement Showcase in Leeds on 9th May, 2017. The event was attended by nearly 100 police officers and other professional practitioners engaged in community engagement to showcase innovative developments. The event was organised under the 'Public Engagement' strand of the partnership, led by Liverpool University (Liz Turner). The presentation was well received as a way of framing key issues involved in community engagement. It informed much of the discussion throughout the day. For further information see: https://n8prp.org.uk/calendar/action~agenda/page_offset~-3/request_format~json/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://n8prp.org.uk/event/n8-prp-police-community-engagement-showcase/?instance_id=12
 
Description West Yorkshire Police Strategic Planning Meeting with Senior Command Team and Police and Crime Commissioner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 15 senior commanders from West Yorkshire Police (including all the Senior Command Team) and from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (including the PCC and Deputy PCC) participated in a discussion about police-academic research collaborations and how the benefits and opportunities from closer research synergies might be exploited in the future between West Yorkshire and the University of Leeds and N8 Policing Research Partnership
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017