Policing, community safety, crime prevention and victim services have all gone through unprecedented changes in recent years. This pioneering partnership provides an ideal opportunity for research collaboration and knowledge exchange between research, policy and policing practice.

The N8 Research Policing Partnership is an established research collaboration between eight Universities and 12 police forces and individual Offices for Police and Crime Commissioners (OPCCs).

The Universities that make up the partnership are:

  • Durham University
  • Lancaster University
  • Newcastle University
  • The University of Leeds
  • The University of Liverpool
  • The University of Manchester
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of York

The police forces and OPCCs that make up the partnership are:

  • Cheshire
  • Cleveland
  • Cumbria
  • Durham
  • Greater Manchester
  • Humberside
  • Lancashire
  • Merseyside
  • Northumbria
  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire

The N8 PRP was established in 2013 with the overall partnership aims being to:

  • build research co-production capacity;
  • share knowledge between and across police organisations and the Higher Education sector;
  • develop and disseminate innovative solutions to contemporary policing problems;
  • build research co-production capacity;
  • strengthen the evidence base on which police policy, practice, and training are developed.

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