UPSI’s have been one of our foremost partners in advising on an evidence based approach to major challenges in policing. It has demonstrated flexibility and an imaginative drive to understand, explain in accessible terms. Most of all it has sought to demonstrate how findings can be applied in the real world. This is clearly evident in our report ‘Stop the Rot’ published in October 2010.
— Sir Denis O'Connor, HMIC
The UPSI at Cardiff international reputation for its innovative and ground breaking work.
— Tom Brake, MP [Liberal Democrat Paper on Police Reform]
As part of our vision “To be the best at understanding and responding to our communities’ needs”, South Wales Police has worked in close partnership with UPSI for the last four years to develop evidence based policing approaches to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour. Through engaging with our communities in new and innovative ways about the issues which matter to them most, we have been able to deliver a service which meets people’s needs. We have achieved important results which include the effective use of intelligence to disrupt localised drug dealing activity. The introduction of other groundbreaking initiatives such as Master classes have helped us to harness our respective operational and academic expertise in order to develop the knowledge and skills of our staff and spread good practice initiatives across the force area.
— Peter Vaughan , Chief Constable, South Wales Police

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