Policing may be rewarding, essential and positive but not easy. Officers face the pressure and strain of a challenging job, made more complex by:
New technologies, crimes and criminal threats, constantly evolving role
New priorities, innovation and equipment, requiring different responses
Years of austerity and cutbacks, adding further challenges
Crises in Policing
The murder of Sarah Everard is a particularly vile and tragic event, and our thoughts and prayers go to the family at this awful time.
The policing response coupled with the murder amount to a crisis for policing, particularly in relation to the trust and confidence of women.
This crisis has been exasperated by the conflation of several issues which came together at the end of the vigil into the murder for Sarah Everard.
There are 3 themes which created the situation.
- The murder of a woman by a serving police officer (alleged) is always going to create immense fear and tarnish the reputation of the police. At this stage we know little about the actual crime. We do know that a woman who was walking home after seeing friends, never made it home. We also know Sarah’s body was found days later a significant distance away. Clearly there is a link with those ……..
Want to learn more?
In January and February 2021 our team of expert Associates are supporting West BCU in London with a series of online insights into policing. Our team are talking about a range of subjects from investigating serious crime, public order, community policing and joining the police.
Our 2nd International Police Education Conference in December 2020 built on our series of international workshops involving people from around the world. This year we heard from experts and police practitioners from across the globe and our analysis of the event will develop our understanding of the Crises in policing from COVID and the approaches being taken to deal with this.
The conference was free and delivered in partnership with the British Council, the International Police Association and the University of West London. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working with the University of West London
Working with the University of West London we have three exciting MSc degrees available for September this year. The MSc programmes cover key issues for policing and will be an excellent development for officers and others to study in depth key issues and concepts of policing.
The course will focus on performance, legitimacy and accountability. You will consider your role either as a leader, specialist, researcher or academic and have the benefit of experts from across our team. The course has the following options:
- Police Leadership and Management
- Serious Crime Investigation
- International Crime
If you would like to talk to one of our team about this please send your details via the contact us page and we will send you information on how to apply. Even if you don’t have an undergraduate degree we will be able to work with you to see how your experience and other qualifications can be used to support your application.
Alternatively go to the University of West London website for more details or to apply.
The London Policing College has considerable UK policing expertise and experience of delivering police education programmes around the world. As vice chair of the International Forum for Police Education Cooperation and leading the British Council UK – China – Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) partnership programme, they bring international insights.