UPSI provides an integrated model that develops and uses research evidence to improve the delivery of policing. Our work is directly shaping policy and practice at the national, regional and neighbourhood levels.
The UPSI model is based upon an innovative collaborative approach to research and training. At the University of Glamorgan, police probationer training is undertaken by a team of academic staff working directly alongside experienced police trainers. In conducting research, the team at Cardiff University are frequently engaged in direct collaborations with police officers. This helps to ensure that our findings and recommendations fully reflect the complexities of the realities of modern police work, whilst also being rigorously informed by robust methodological frameworks.
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