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Institute of Policing

Illustrious partnership working

We have established links with multiple UK Police forces and international institutions such as Rutgers University’s Miller Centre on Policing and Community Resilience in the USA, and work with the Enforcement, Law, Management University (ELMU) in Malaysia.

A force in police education

A leading UK provider of police education with over 2000 student officers having joined a PEQF policing course at Staffordshire University since 2019.

Winners in the AAC Apprenticeship Awards

Winners in the AAC Apprenticeship Awards – Winners of the Protective Services Apprenticeship Provider of the Year in 2024, and finalists in 2023.

At Staffordshire University's Institute of Policing (IoP), our mission is to make a profound impact on police professional practice and research. As a leading UK provider of police education, we house Europe's largest concentration of expertise within a single university.

Specialising in large-scale provision, our team, including experienced policing professionals, combines practical training with research-informed academic theory. We deliver education in-country and through innovative online methods. Our portfolio includes distinguished undergraduate and postgraduate programs, contributing to the Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF).

IoP simulation day

IoP 2023 graduation

Engaging the Extreme research conference

Women Who recruitment event

National Association for Pastoral Care and Education awards

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021