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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. 


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Tools for the Trade

Recruiting and building a high calibre, highly engaged police force is a priority across the country. To meet ambitious recruitment targets, policing needs to scale up the way that recruitment and vetting happens. It’s why the service has invested in tools to help predict who might be at risk of committing serious misconduct, not only for serving officers but for those at entry point.

Tools for the Trade

Explore the policing science system

See how technology, insight and research interconnects with the problems that policing is trying to tackle.

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Communicate

Communicate across policing, industry, and academia to build awareness of policing challenges and catalyse a shared sense of effort.

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Explore

Explore science and technology threats and opportunities using horizon scanning tools, considering public support, fairness, ethics, and legal and regulatory environments.

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Prioritise

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.

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Research

Research using systematic, multidisciplinary investigation issues and possible solutions, to improve our knowledge.

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Innovate

Innovate by working with industry and academia to turn knowledge into solutions that create benefit, such as new tools or better processes.

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Build

Build complete solutions that encompass workforce, policy, legal and public accountability, and are designed to last.

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Source

Source science and technology using effective commercial models. For S&T that is commercially available, this is where the journey for the solution starts.

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Deploy

Deploy the solution, train people to use, operate and maintain it, ensuring there is sufficient resilience.

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Evaluate

Evaluate existing science and technology to drive further development, assess the value being added, and to identify and address any unintended effects.

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Explore the policing science system

See how technology, insight and research interconnects with the problems that policing is trying to tackle.
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