• 4 December 2018, 13:10 – 18:30
  • Attlee Suite, Portcullis House
  • Contact: postevents@parliament.uk, 02072198973
  • This is a public event

Evidence-based policing is a way of making decisions about ‘what works’ in policing. It helps the police service make more informed decisions about what policies and practices are cost-effective and improve their service to the public. In this seminar academics, police practitioners and policy experts will discuss research in several thematic areas and how this is guiding the development of policies within policing, and with partner agencies, to prevent crime.

Starting with an overview of how research is co-ordinated and takes place within policing, speakers will discuss a range of research initiatives, and how outcomes feed into local decision making by police forces and Police and Crime Commissioners.

Subsequent panels will highlight research examining the most effective interventions that can prevent serious violence including projects that take a public health approach. In the last panel, recent developments in identifying those at risk will be discussed, as well as the latest findings from projects exploring predictive policing, which use analytical techniques to identify targets for policing interventions.


Session 1: Introduction to evidence-based policing

  • Rachel Tuffin, Director – Knowledge, Research & Education, College of Policing
  • Roger Pegram, GMP EBP Tactical Lead and Vice Chair of the Society of Evidence Based Policing, Greater Manchester Police
  • Stephen Mold, Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Session 2: Preventing serious violent crime

  • Professor Betsy Stanko, Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London
  • Inspector Jack Rowlands, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Niven Rennie, Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit 

Session 3: Problem-solving in policing

  • Andy Myhill, Evidence and Evaluation Advisor, College of Policing
  • Professor Amanda Robinson, Cardiff University
  • Superintendent Iain Donnelly, West Midlands Police
  • Professor Martin Innes, Director, Crime and Security Research Institute and Director, Universities’ Police Science Institute, Cardiff University

The event will be punctuated by discussion sessions and refreshments, and will conclude with a reception.