Public Order Policing in Comparative Perspective

3rd May 2010, Staff Room, 6th Floor Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh

A Knowledge Exchange Workshop co-sponsored by The Scottish Institute for Policing Research, The Public Policy Network and The University of Edinburgh

The workshop met to discuss current trends in public order policing and think through the lessons to be learned from existing research and policing experience. In attendance were 55 delegates from a range of organisations, including Central Scotland Police, Dumfries & Galloway Constabulary, Fife Constabulary, Grampian Police, Lothian & Borders Police, Strathclyde Police, Tayside Police, the British Transport Police, the Scottish Police College and nine UK universities. Over the course of the day there were presentations from police officers and academics that generated lively discussion on these issues and how best to implement the lessons learned.

Programme and Outputs

The workshop on public order policing was co-organised by Hugo Gorringe and Michael Rosie and was administered by Tim Heilbronn from the Scottish Institute for Policing Research. For more details contact: or