Welsh Assembly Government
UPSI to evaluate Welsh Government investment in Community Support Officers across Wales
The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) have been awarded a grant to evaluate the impact of an additional 500 Community Support Officers (CSOs) funded by the Welsh Government. These officers are currently being deployed across police forces in Wales with the objective of increasing community safety and reducing fear of crime.
Over the next 18 months, the UPSI team will assess how far CSOs are a visible presence to the public, how they are being deployed in different communities and to what effect. A key aim will be to evaluate how far this additional investment in police resource is having positive impacts on public confidence and concerns about crime and antisocial behaviour, particularly in Community First areas identified as a priority by the Welsh Government.
London Borrough of Sutton / Police Academy of the Netherlands
Tackling Radicalisation in Dispersed Societies (TaRDiS):
Tackling Radicalisation in Dispersed Societies (TaRDiS): Working in partnership with the London Borough of Sutton and the Police Academy of the Netherlands, UPSI has secured funding from the European Commission to explore how the risks of radicalisation can be reduced. The particular focus of TaRDiS is upon communities where there are no defined population centres or clusters, reflecting how across Europe most activity aimed at
preventing violent extremism has tended to be targeted towards particularly 'vulnerable' urban areas.The research aims to develop new community intelligence methods that will enable European authorities to better detect a variety of risks and threats posed by different forms of extremism. In so doing, it builds upon and extends UPSI's established research programme on counter-terrorism policing.
South Wales Police
Community Policing - Harnessing The Power Of Community Intelligence:
An ongoing programme of research to explore the application of community intelligence in the policing of priority areas across South Wales
Safer Sutton Partnership
Driving Safer Neighbourhood Interventions in London Borough of Sutton:
The fifth consecutive year of using a community intelligence gathering methodology to understand local community safety issues and inform interventions to address them.