Our Humber Police-Academic Collaboration joins forces on research, knowledge exchange and personnel development.
As anchor institutions for the region, both organisations play a significant role in the lives of the people of Humberside and the partnership has grown rapidly since its inception in 2018. The partnership includes a broad range of expertise with members from all four faculties of the University.
Together, we have informed substance misuse strategy, provided insight into the best use of body-worn cameras and identified patterns in domestic abuse and community violence.
Using cutting-edge virtual reality technology, and supported by a Higher Education Innovation Fund grant, we developed training for scene of crime officers and created apps to keep community police officers informed about the communities they serve. Supported by separate grants from the Home Office and the N8 Police Research Partnership, our research has developed understanding of organised crime.
Our recently launched PhD scholarship scheme, Better Policing, Safer Communities, will investigate diverse areas of policing.
Four postgraduate researchers will explore areas including domestic abuse, child criminal exploitation, online sexual exploitation of children and multi-agency partnership to prevent violence.
Each researcher has a serving police officer as a third academic supervisor and will complete 12 weeks of placement with Humberside Police. Working closely with police partners in these ways, the project will deliver research that has the maximum benefit for police and their communities.