Memorandum of Understanding between SIPR and Police Scotland

A formal MOU has been drawn up between SIPR and Police Scotland to:

address the relationship between SIPR and Police Scotland in the context of their joint desire to work together in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration in order to make significant contributions to the evidence base for policing policy and practice in Scotland, and develop Scotland's national and international reputation for policing research;
facilitate co-operative working between the police service and SIPR. It is expected that this will encourage the enhanced contribution of academic knowledge, experience and expertise, as brought together through SIPR, to policy, procedure and practice within the police service;
seek the development and enhancement of the capacity of the Scottish higher education sector to undertake high quality, relevant research on policing. This will be achieved through the immediate recruitment to Scottish HEIs of new, permanent academic staff with expertise in policing; post-doctoral researchers linked to the three research networks, and the longer-term development of early career researchers initially through a programme of doctoral scholarships.

Researchers whose work is supported or facilitated by SIPR have a responsibility to ensure that such research is carried out in accordance with the ethical codes of conduct of the relevant academic discipline and meet established academic conventions in terms of research rigour and validity.

A full copy of the Memorandum between SIPR and Police Scotland is available as a pdf file


Memorandum of Understanding between SIPR and the Scottish Police College

A formal MOU has been drawn up between SIPR and the Scottish Police College to:

address the relationship between SIPR and SPC in the context of their joint desire to work together in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration in order to deliver high quality, evidence-based education, training and professional development for the Scottish police service;
facilitate co-operative working between SPC and SIPR. It is expected that this will encourage the enhanced contribution of academic knowledge, experience and expertise, as brought together through SIPR, to education, training and professional delivered by SPC;

SIPR will seek, via the active dissemination of evidence and expertise, to:

contribute to evidence-based education, training and professional development; inform decision-makers on the evidence base on topics of current and future policy interest; contribute to the development and enhancement of education, training and professional development within the Scottish police service via opportunities for partnership with SPC around the delivery of programmes;

A full copy of the Memorandum between SIPR and the Scottish Police College is available as a pdf file