Police Now was created six years ago with a mission to recruit, develop and inspire leaders in policing.

We do this by attracting, recruiting and training graduates with leadership potential to be inspirational detectives and neighbourhood police officers who transform communities.

The impact that Police Now participants, alumni and partners have is at the core of everything we do, underpinned by a commitment to evaluation and continuous improvement. To monitor progress against our Case for Change and develop our programmes using an evidence-based approach, we gather and analyse data covering attraction, recruitment, diversity and inclusion, participant experience, attitudes and progression. Despite the challenges of doing so, Police Now also analyses data on crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB) and public confidence in the police in the communities where Police Now participants are posted, working in partnership with independent researchers and academic partners.

This page shares some of the insights available from our evaluations and wider research to date. Whether you are new to Police Now or are familiar with our work, we hope this research provides further insight into our progress to date and shows how we are using evidence and feedback to drive improvements in our programmes and better understand the impact of Police Now participants and their colleagues.

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our impact and insights or to discuss potential research collaboration opportunities.

View our 2019/2020 Impact and Insights Report

Impact & Insights preview

Previous Impact and Insights Reports

Further research and insights

Policing research and insights

Applying research beyond the Ivory Tower: Reflections from Police Now
Published in Policing: A journal of Policy and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 1, 2020)

Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Police Service
Police Now Insight Briefing (2020)

Secondments in Policing
Police Now Insight Briefing (2019)

Developing an evidence-based police degree holder entry programme
Research conducted by MOPAC using Police Now as a ‘test bed’ for research (2018)

Evaluations of the Police Now programmes

Initial findings from the independent evaluation of Police Now’s first National Detective Programme 
Canterbury Christ Church University (2020)

Assessing Transmission and Translation of Learning about Evidence-Based Policing
Published in Policing: A journal of Policy and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 1, 2020)

Reflections on the MOPAC evaluation of Police Now’s first cohort 
Blog post by Gavin Hales, Police Foundation (2018) 
Blog post by David Spencer, Police Now CEO and Co-Founder (2018)

A two-year evaluation of the first cohort of Police Now participants in the MPS
Evidence and Insight Team, MOPAC  (2017)

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