Ahmed joined The Centre for Policing Research and Learning in February 2019. He is part of the team designing and delivering the new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship, as well as contributing to the overall development of programmes under the Police Education Qualifications Framework.
Previously at Greater Manchester Police, Ahmed served as their Evidence-Based Policing Research and Evaluation Lead. During this time, he designed and delivered GMP's first force-wide operation using a robust evidence-based methodology, testing the impact of targeted deterrence campaigns against traditional offender targeting methods in reducing serious acquisitive crimes in the commercial sector. He also helped establish GMP's Evidence-Based Research Hub, one of the first in the UK, with the principle aim of ensuring that robust academic research could be translated and applied in operational police settings. In 2018, he received an Assistant Chief Constable's Award for his work on developing evidence-based policing at GMP and for his work on developing intelligence products for the force, including the 2018 Strategic Assessment.
Ahmed has extensive experience in delivering lectures and presentations on his work to Chief Officers, front-line policing, and government bodies such as the Home Office. His work has also seen him collaborate with key community partners in order to test and evaluate interventions focused on safeguarding vulnerable people, including the National Health Service and Manchester United.
"The impact of police forces and football clubs working together to provide a platform for coaching and mentoring for young people who have received a Threat to Life Notice." With Greater Manchester Police and Manchester United.
- Applying evidence-based methodologies in operational settings, including reducing crime, harm, and demand.
- The understanding and application of the National Intelligence Model in front-line policing, including the function and utilisation of intelligence researchers and analysts.
- Evaluating counter-terrorism interventions and geo-political triggers that influence UK policy and strategy.