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Police Professionalism, Education and Learning

Date of event: June 24, 2014

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Event Briefing

This full day Conference was jointly organised by ProPEL (Professional Practice, Education and Learning) and SIPR.

The event aimed to help inform and contribute to current discussions about the future direction of police education and professionalism in Scotland and included presentations that offered insights into experiences of England and Wales, Europe and the US as well providing opportunities for discussion about developments in Scotland.

Powerpoints and podcasts from this event are shown below.


  • Professor Nick Fyfe (Director, SIPR): Police Professionalism, Education and Learning -the context, the timing, and the issues
    Podcast [9minutes, 3.3 Mb]
  • Dr Steve Tong (Canterbury Christ Church University): Police education in England and Wales: a changing landscape
    PowerPoint Presentation… [0.2 Mb]
    Podcast [34 minutes, 11.9 Mb]
  • Professor Sofie de Kimpe (Free University of Brussels): Towards a European Police Education system: A view from Brussels
    PowerPoint Presentation… [4.2 Mb]
    Podcast [37 minutes, 13.1 Mb]
  • Discussion Group – Q&A
    Podcast [33 minutes, 12.1 Mb]
  • Supt. David Moffat (Police Scotland): Pathways to Policing in Scotland
    PowerPoint and Podcast Files – Restricted Circulation only
  • Professor Tara Fenwick (Director of ProPEL and Associate Director, SIPR): New demands and dilemmas for professionals: implications for rethinking policing education and learning
    PowerPoint Presentation… [1.6 Mb]
    Podcast [28 minutes, 9.8 Mb]
  • Dr Richard Heslop (West Yorkshire Police): Comparing UK and US models of police education: the danger of McDonaldising police professionalism
    PowerPoint Presentation… [0.25 Mb]
    Podcast [30 minutes, 10.5 Mb]
  • Discussion Group – Feedback
    Podcast [10 minutes, 3.4 Mb]
  • Ch Supt John Pow (Police Scotland): Leadership and Professional Development, Police Scotland Future directions for professional development in Police Scotland
    Podcast [18 minutes, 6.4 Mb]
  • Dr Gill Robinson (Scottish Prison Service, former HM Chief Inspector of Education for Scotland): Personal reflections: key messages of the day
    PowerPoint Presentation… [1.0 Mb]
    Podcast [21 minutes, 7.3 Mb]

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