Heather Barrett has been Head of Strategy, Partnerships and Operations for CPRL and the Department for Policing Organisation and Practice for nearly four years, having joined CPRL in 2015 as Centre Manager. It is with great delight that Heather has recently passed her PhD.
As part of the Memorial Lecture on 15 June, we had The Steven Chase Award which is for a CPRL project which best illustrates “research into practice and practice into research” and which is based on collaboration between an academic and a police organisation.
On Thursday 15 June CPRL held an in-person Engagement Day with our partner forces at The Open University. This included a lecture presented by Martin Hewitt QPM, with discussants Andy Cooke (His Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services) and Andy Marsh (Chief Constable and Chief Executive of the College of Policing).
The Policing team have had a Studentship accepted by the Faculty. This provides a tremendous opportunity for someone to work on a funded project entitled "Stress and decision making – the link between trauma, culture and misconduct in policing", with Matthew Higgins and Sarah-Jane Lennie leading the work.