Enrol in the 2019 Data Specialists in Policing CPD programme

by | Feb 25, 2019 | 0 comments

In 2018, the N8PRP’s Data Analytics and Training and Learning strands delivered an ambitious Continuous Professional Development programme to a cohort of 33 participants from 11 North of England forces. Following on from this success, the N8 PRP will be running a second programme in 2019, seeking to make a practical step towards the digital transformation of policing by providing a foundation in essential data science methods and emergent technologies in machine learning and predictive analytics.


  • Setting the Scene: From Analysis to Data Science, (Re) Defining the role of Police Data Specialist
  • Analytical Approaches: Problem Orientated Policing
  • Analytical Approaches: Statistical Tests
  • Analytical Approaches: Visualisation
  • Analytical Approaches: Modelling
  • Analytical Approaches: Algorithmic Decision Making
  • Ethics and Data Governance
  • Futures: Predictive Policing

Who is eligible:

There are four places available to each force within the N8 PRP, three of these places are for force personnel and one place is reserved for staff from a partner agency (e.g. OPCC staff or Community Safety Partnership staff). The programme is inclusive and should attract participants from a variety of roles that involve the extraction, manipulation, analysis and reporting upon data and information. Previous participants have included strategic analysts, partnership analysts, data modellers, intelligence analysts and research co-ordinators.

Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions, exceptionally a suitable stand-in can be nominated should this not be possible. Non attendance of any session by any participant may incur a charge.

Priority will be given to forces from the N8 PRP, however we welcome enquiries from any UK police force and may be able to offer a limited number of places on an ad hoc basis.

Take part

Please note registration does not guarantee a place.

Terms and Conditions:

The programme is offered at no cost to delegates within the N8, but it does come at a cost to the N8 Policing Research Partnership. It is therefore a requirement that upon signing up to the programme you commit to attending all modules within the course. The expected format will be 1 module per month, beginning in May 2019 and running until December 2019.

If you are unable to attend a module it is acceptable for another delegate from your organisation to attend in your place. In the event that an organisation is unable to fill a place at a module, an non-attendance fee of £50 will be liable per place.

If you have any questions concerning the programme please contact Fiona McLaughlin.