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Police Knowledge Fund

Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies

Police Knowledge Fund

Training police officers and developing a better understanding of contemporary policing challenges

The Police Knowledge Fund, which began in 2015 and will end in 2017, has two clear ambitions.

The project will deliver training and supervision to 72 police officers. This support will enhance the officers’ research and critical thinking skills. Participants will also develop evidence-based approaches and undertake their own research projects. The research projects will either outline manifest policy change or consider the challenges to enhancing in-service provision within the policy areas of child exploitation, hate crime and crime prevention.

New strands of research are being developed, focusing on practice-relevant activity that will develop a better understanding of contemporary policing challenges. This research will be undertaken by a multi-disciplinary team of advanced practitioners, including Merseyside Police, as well as research fellows from Liverpool John Moores University.

The Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies is working with four partners on the Police Knowledge Fund project. These partners include: Merseyside Police, Merseyside Community Safety Partnership, the Police Commissioner for Merseyside and the College of Policing.

Collaboration is key to achieving both of the Police Knowledge Fund’s key ambitions. As are the Centre’s knowledge exchange events, which will give students the chance to share findings from this work with police and community partners.