Univer­sity and police part­ner­ship

Hamilton Metro News - - Education -

The Univer­sity of Waikato and New Zealand Police are join­ing forces to es­tab­lish a world- class re­search cen­tre — Cen­tre for Ev­i­dence- Based Polic­ing— that will help bet­ter in­form police in their work to pre­vent crime.

Police will work along­side academia to en­able them to im­prove their re­search ca­pa­bil­ity and in­flu­ence fu­ture polic­ing de­ci­sions us­ing ev­i­dence and in­sights gained from re­search.

Staff from NZ Police, Waikato Univer­sity and strate­gic part­ners such as ESR will work together on re­search projects at the cen­tre in Welling­ton, which will be opened in the next six months.

A re­search hub will also be es­tab­lished at the Royal New Zealand Police Col­lege. Ev­i­dence- based polic­ing en­sures police strat­egy, op­er­a­tions and tac­tics are based on the best pos­si­ble ev­i­dence ( in­for­ma­tion, crime sci­ence and prob­lem- solv­ing meth­ods) to guide and in­form staff, pro­vid­ing bet­ter out­comes for the police, pub­lic and the Gov­ern­ment.

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