SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 89  -   August 2016

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Scottish International Policing Conference 2016. Policing : Localism in a globalising world. 10th November, University of Edinburgh.
With contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, MSP, the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, Andrew Flanagan, and the Chief Constable of Scotland, Phil Gormley, QPM. This FREE conference will explore the challenges of localism in relation to six themes: performance, partnership, prevention, place, public accountability, and people and organisational development, and the lessons learned from recent Scottish and international research. Limited to 180 delegates  More ...

Assets-Based Approaches to Youth Crime Prevention and Community Participation. Thursday 25th August 2016, 5pm-8pm, University of the West of Scotland
Professor Ross Deuchar, UWS, has organised this CPD event to present the results of his research carried out with Former CI Tony Bone, and partially funded by SIPR. Course leaders will share case studies of good practice emerging from recent research in Scotland, the USA and Denmark. It is aimed specifically at police and community safety officers but with additional interest to youth workers, teachers, health workers and other public sector practitioners. Participants will become equipped with the skills and insight to engage in 'pioneering' forms of collaboration as a means of identifying common sources of energy within disadvantaged communities, which can act as a trigger for building greater levels of trust and community cohesion.  For further information please email: or register online at

The Police Foundation Conference, "Policing and justice for a digital age", 1 December 2016, BT Auditorium, London
Chaired by Sir Bill Jeffrey, the conference will address the skills police and justice professionals require in an increasingly internet-based society. Complimentary drinks and buffet reception at the BT Tower for first 40 registrants! £50 early bird discount for delegates booking before Monday 12th September. The Foundation is also offering a 10% discount to police officers. To take advantage of this offer enter code PFCONF07 when booking online.  More ...

What if Seattle police were like Scotlandís?
This article, by Carol Poole, a psychotherapist and writer who lives in Seattle, has been drawn to our attention by American colleagues from Seattle who visited us as part of a joint initiative with GMU Washington. Poole points to ways of understanding police work in Seattle that could lead to better conditions both for communities and the police themselves. Photo Credit : Credit: NH53/Flickr  More ...

Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform
The Year 1 Summary Report for this 4-year project being undertaken by SIPR and partners has been published by the Scottish Government. An additional Annex (Evidence Review)is available at:  See

NEW SIPR BRIEFING : Effective policing with communities in fragile and conflict-affected states
This briefing paper summarises discussions and syndicate exercise presentation material developed by police practitioners during a five-day course delivered by Strategic Expertise International (SEI) in association with SIPR, Police Scotland and the Stabilisation Unit in January 2016, and funded as part of the European Union Police Services Training (EUPST II) programme designed to support police officers working in EU and other international operations.  More ...

The Centre for Search Research: Initial Response Incident Management / Practical Search Skills . Northumberland, 25-26 November 2016.
The Centre for Search Research will be once again be running these two courses. The course consists of some classroom sessions but mostly outdoor practical work in both daylight and darkness. Course rates are: £150.00 (£100.00 for MR / SAR volunteers) for each course - see linked leaflet.  More ...

What Works Centre - New publication: Mediation, mentoring and peer-support to reduce youth violence
This systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive account of the range of violence prevention programmes for young people (aged up to 25 years) who have either been involved in, or are identified as being at high-risk of violence, and that included contact and interaction with a 'peer mediator', a 'mentor', or an influential 'peer' (peer support).  More ...

NEW REPORTS Partners in Scrutiny : Local Police Scrutiny Arrangements
Three new publications (two Briefing Papers and a full Project Report) are now available for the SIPR-funded Small Grant project carried out by Alistair Henry, Ali Malik and Andy Aitchison at the University of Edinburgh on the current scrutiny arrangements for local policing in Scotland.  More ...

Postgraduate Qualifications in Child Protection - Edinburgh Napier University
For experienced practitioners wishing to gain evidence of postgraduate study in Child Protection, the PG Certificate in Advanced Practice (Child Protection) at Edinburgh Napier University may be the ideal first step. Three 20-credit modules, each with one optional study day in Edinburgh, and studied over a 13-week period.  More ...

LEPH2016. The Third International Conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health. Amsterdam, 2-5 October 2016.
As a criminologist you would be well aware of the complex health challenges that require or emerge from law enforcement activities. Join your cross-sector colleagues at this unique event and examine research, practices and policies that will inform your own work and improve community well being and security. More ...

Working with the Police on Policing. 12-14 October 2016, University of Sheffield.
The conference is funded by the N8 Policing Research Partnerships as part of their programme of research coproduction and knowledge exchange (, and is hosted by the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield. The conference fee is £120 (without attending the conference dinner) or £170 (with the conference dinner on Thursday 13 October)  Register and pay...

Your contribution would be welcomed for the SIPR Blog!
Contributions to the Blog are welcomed. This blog has three purposes: to expand and extend critical debate nationally and internationally about current matters of policing practice, learning and leadership; to promote the use of research evidence in policing practice and policy; and to share knowledge about policing among police practitioners and leaders, researchers, educators, policy makers and community.  visit the Blog for further information ...

SIPR Engagement in European Policing Research Programme
A reminder that SIPR has an Engagement in European Policing Research Programme, which has been updated to include H2020 funding applications to offset nonrecoverable costs involved in preparing proposals at the pre-award stages. Each EEPR application can be for a maximum of £2,000 for any one proposal. More ...

Twitter users...follow the new SIPR Twitter Account (@TheSIPR)!
In addition to inviting you to send information for inclusion in the SIPR Noticeboard, we are now pleased to invite you to send us material for sharing on Twitter. More ...

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Tim Heilbronn
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Scottish Institute for Policing Research,
School of Social & Environmental Sciences,
University of Dundee,
Dundee DD1 4HN

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