We are an interdisciplinary team with diverse expertise in contemporary policing.
Building on the 50-year history of The Open University, we design and deliver flexible and engaging blended learning curriculum that meets the needs of policing practitioners and organisations nationally and internationally.
The team are engaged in a wide range of research, scholarship and knowledge exchange activities working collaboratively with our police partners though the Centre for Policing Research and Learning.
Our team combine their police operational experience with their academic teaching and research experience in order to design teaching and assessment material that equip new police recruits with the skills and knowledge to apply their learning into their operational practice.
The team have worked for numerous police forces in England and Wales across the United Kingdom (including both home office and specialist forces), in a variety of operational and practitioner roles and policing capacities.
In addition to this operational experience, our team have a number of research interests and teaching expertise that ensure our teaching material is up-to-date with the latest developments in teaching approaches, as well as changes and debates within policing.
If you want to read more about each team member, visit their profiles.
We showcase a lot of our work through our POP Twitter Site and encourage you to visit, ask us questions and share our work. Our OU Policing blog shares insights, commentary and discussion on topics relating to policing events and issues.