PIER is situated in the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences but with a university-wide remit to work with police practitioners to support policing improvement in the Eastern Region (and beyond) through the co-production and delivery of research, continuing professional development and knowledge exchange activities.
To do this, PIER can draw upon the collective expertise from across the university in areas such as leadership and organisational development, health and social care, technology, crime and public protection.
We want to be renowned for delivering and supporting high quality, innovative and forward thinking policing research and professional development that contributes to more effective police practice. We will be recognised for our trans-disciplinary, cross-sector, practitioner-academic model of working, successfully bringing together the skills and experience of all for the purposes of policing improvement. We will also be recognised by the College of Policing for the high quality of our professional development provision.
Our strategic objectives are: