Home Secretary praises UPSI's work with South Wales Police

The Home Secretary has praised the Universities’ Police Science Institute at Cardiff University and South Wales Police for their innovative and ground-breaking partnership.    

In a speech to the Police Superintendent’s Conference (10 September 2012), on the importance of developing police professionalism, Theresa May MP emphasised the importance of police research, saying: "There are already examples of forces working closely with academics…In South Wales through their partnership with Cardiff University, looking at the application of community intelligence."

Commenting on the Home Secretary’s statement Professor Martin Innes, Director of the Institute said: "I am really pleased that our work with South Wales Police is gaining national recognition. We have been trialling methods to develop more effective police-community engagement in order that the police can understand the needs of local communities and respond to these to reduce the harm caused by crime and disorder."