Local policing lies at the heart of the legislation that created Police Scotland and is fundamental to the way the police service interacts with the communities it serves. Police Scotland’s Strategic Planning and Development Unit, in consultation with SIPR, has now conducted a review across the organisation about what issues should be given priority for research requests at a local level. This exercise has informed the key themes that will form the basis of this Police Community Relations sandpit.
Participants will be encouraged to identify topics for further ongoing collaboration and will be invited to submit proposals for research projects to be funded from a Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Fund
The two main themes that have been identified as priority areas are:
- Multi-agency collaboration and community policing including effectiveness of such collaborations; opportunities through Community Planning; impact on community engagement; mental health issues; and best practice etc.
- Alcohol, drugs and prevention including hate crime; alcohol-related harms; ASB; and effictiveness of interventions etc.
A linking theme across all of these research priorities is partnership working.
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The sandpit: approach and organisation
The sandpit is open to all members of the SIPR network and all practitioners and organisations with an interest in local policing. The idea is for the agenda to be open, and for there to be maximum opportunities for similarly minded participants to share ideas.
For further details, please contact the Business and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tim Heilbronn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This ‘sandpit’ is kindly being hosted by the Edinbrgh Law School
PLACES ARE FREE, BUT MUST BE BOOKED. TO REGISTER, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW BY 15th JUNE
Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding
A key objective of the sandpit is that it should stimulate connections and ideas that can be taken forward and actioned beyond the sandpit itself. SIPR will award Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding grants (up to £5,000) to support ongoing activity that emerges from the sandpit.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31st August 2015
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