Sharing innovative practice : A Workshop featuring the winners of the Scottish Policing Awards 2013

Date of event: October 2, 2013

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Event Briefing

The Scottish Policing Awards recognise work undertaken by police officers and staff, in particular those who have instigated innovative and creative programmes or initiatives. Five winners were announced by Kenny Macaskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, at an Awards Ceremony in March.

In order to help facilitate the sharing of good practice contained in the initiatives that have received awards, SIPR organised a workshop at which the award winners had the opportunity to present details of their work to a wider audience.

PROGRAMME

10.00    Coffee and Registration

10.30    Welcome and Opening Comments Professor Nick Fyfe, Director, SIPR and
senior oficer (t.b.c.)

10.40    WINNER – QUALITY OF SERVICE
Wobbly Stan Benzodiazepine Misuse Campaign
DC Scott Jardine & Inspector Anne-Marie Smith
(Police Scotland)

11.30    WINNER – MAKING COMMUNITIES SAFER
Choices for Life
T/DI Tommy Crombie & Sgt Stuart Mackenzie (Police Scotland)

12.20    Buffet Lunch and Networking

13.10    WINNER – WORKING MORE EFFICIENTLY
ICRS Pre-population: Tackling Double-Keying of Crime Data
Sgt Derek Steell & Sgt Grant Rabone (Police Scotland)

14.00    WINNER – MAKING JUSTICE WORK
Operation Advance
Inspector Roderick Hardy (Police Scotland)

14.50   Coffee / tea and Networking

15.10    WINNER – SIPR APPLIED POLICING RESEARCH AWARD
Geographies of Missing People: Processes, Experiences, Responses
Dr Penny Woolnough (Police Scotland), Hester Parr & Olivia Stevenson
(University of Glasgow)

16.00    Opportunities for Practitioner Research
Professor Nick Fyfe

16.15   Meeting closes

For further details, please contact the Business and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tim Heilbronn (t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk)


Wobbly Stan Benzodiazepine Misuse Campaign The misuse of Benzodiazepines currently results in about 10,000 overdoses and almost 600 deaths in the UK each year. This hard hitting campaign was spearheaded by the use of a short animated film featuring “Wobbly Stan the Benzo Man”, who warns of the potential harm these drugs cause.

Choices for Life The ‘Choices for Life’ programme, which educates young people about the dangers of substance misuse and how to make healthier choices, has been expanded to have a digital presence and has been made available to all Scottish schoolchildren between 11 and 18.

ICRS Pre-population: Tackling Double-Keying of Crime Data This initiative, which saves double-keying of data into multiple IT systems, has saved around 70,000 hours of police staff time, and 28,000 hours of Police Officer time per year.

Operation Advance Operation Advance was an undercover operation in response to drug dealers from London selling crack cocaine in Edinburgh. Various agencies worked in partnership with the investigation team to tackle the Organised Crime Group.

Geographies of Missing People: Processes, Experiences, Responses This three-year research project by the former Grampian Police Research Unit, in collaboration with Dundee and Glasgow Universities, has widespread relevance to issues related to health, vulnerability, resilience and safety in Scottish communities.

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