Leicester secures funding in regional policing partnership

The University, as part of a consortium of seven universities, five police forces and five Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) across the East Midlands, has been awarded £862,620 from the College of Policing, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Home Office Police Knowledge Fund.

The funding will help to improve understanding of crime and policing issues, develop new ways of policing and innovatively translate research findings into practice. The East Midlands Policing Academic Collaboration (EMPAC) will also work closely with existing regional policing organisations and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research.

The group of universities that have received funding are: Leicester, Northampton, De Montfort, Loughborough, Nottingham Trent, Derby, Lincoln.

For more information regarding the Police Knowledge Fund, click here.