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Work with us

At the Institute of Policing, we actively engage with local and global partnerships to foster knowledge exchange, collaborative working, and the development of a robust network passionate about policing advancements.

Currently, we have established partnerships with key policing bodies across the West Midlands Region in the UK, including Staffordshire Police, Warwickshire Police, and West Mercia Police. As a frontrunner in the delivery of the Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF), our aim is to professionalise and standardise police education throughout the UK. With over 3000 UK police officers currently enrolled in our programmes, we are making significant strides in this endeavour.

In addition to our UK partnerships, we are committed to forging working relationships globally. We are presently partnered with Rutgers University’s Miller Centre on Policing and Community Resilience in the USA, as well as the new Enforcement, Law and Management University (ELMU) in Malaysia.

At the IoP, we are dedicated to supporting the broader police professionalisation agenda while upholding human rights in all aspects of policing. We believe that policing is a public leadership activity that demands critical thinking and ethical decision-making. Recognising its global and interconnected nature, we draw on various academic disciplines in our approach.

By collaborating with us, you will:

  • Engage with a diverse network of academics, practitioners, and partners who share a passion for policing and possess a wealth of experience.
  • Enhance your skills and knowledge within a supportive and collaborative environment.
  • Take part in pioneering research and innovation projects that make tangible impacts in the real world.
  • Play a role in shaping the future of police education and practice at local, national, and international levels.

Research Fellowships and Partnerships

We undertake commissioned research and consultancy projects to support the development of policing, policy, and practice. Additionally, we welcome:

  • Long or short-term visits from police officers or academics interested in conducting research (we offer PhD study opportunities in policing, criminology, and forensic science).
  • Partnerships with organisations seeking to engage in collaborative research or comparative policing studies.
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