A gateway for scientists and innovators who wish to collaborate, and those eager to gain insights into our collective endeavours. Together, we are building the world's foremost science-led police service.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a complex and sensitive issue, especially their safety in public spaces. The police play a vital role in protecting women and girls from violence, making it crucial for the service to listen to this group’s concerns and seek out ways to better safeguard them.
The Police STAR Fund is an annual innovation call, run by the Office of the Police Chief Scientific Adviser (OPCSA). Its aim is to stimulate local innovation and encourage collaboration to solve S&T problems within policing.
Across the UK, police forces and national enablers rely on science and technology to deliver core investigative and operational capabilities, research new opportunities, challenge existing practices and innovate to create new technologies.
Explore the policing science system
See how technology, insight and research interconnects with the problems that policing is trying to tackle.
Communicate across policing, industry, and academia to build awareness of policing challenges and catalyse a shared sense of effort.
Explore science and technology threats and opportunities using horizon scanning tools, considering public support, fairness, ethics, and legal and regulatory environments.
Prioritise using a robust process, on what science and technology we will lead, collaborate and follow; decide, based on available resources, where we will invest our efforts.
Research using systematic, multidisciplinary investigation issues and possible solutions, to improve our knowledge.
Innovate by working with industry and academia to turn knowledge into solutions that create benefit, such as new tools or better processes.
Build complete solutions that encompass workforce, policy, legal and public accountability, and are designed to last.
Source science and technology using effective commercial models. For S&T that is commercially available, this is where the journey for the solution starts.
Deploy the solution, train people to use, operate and maintain it, ensuring there is sufficient resilience.
Evaluate existing science and technology to drive further development, assess the value being added, and to identify and address any unintended effects.