The challenges of evolving the police profession towards an evidence-based profession are not unique to the United States. There are many lessons that are universal within the field of criminology – regardless of country. We are proud to partner with our colleagues from around the world to move towards the adoption of evidence-based practices and look forward to participating in outstanding international conferences in the future. We’re all for increasing the focus of our profession but can just as easily discuss policing on a beach as we can back at home!
Society of Evidence-Based Policing
The UKSEBP is made up of police officers, police staff, and research professionals who aim to make evidence-based methodology part of everyday policing the UK. The goals of the society are as follows:
Aim One: Increased use of the best available research evidence to solve policing problems.
Aim Two: The production of new research evidence by police practitioners and researchers.
Aim Three: Communication of research evidence to police practitioners and the public.
Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing
The Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing (CAN-SEBP) was formed in April
2015. We are an association of police practitioners, academic researchers, public policy-makers and others, whose mission is to foster the creation and mobilization of quality research in order to make evidence based approaches a cornerstone in policing in Canada.
Australia / New Zealand Society of Evidence-Based Policing
The Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP) was formed in April 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The ANZSEBP is a police practitioner-led Society. The mission of the ANZSEBP is to develop, disseminate and advocate for police to use scientific research (“the evidence”) to guide best practice in all aspects of policing. The ANZSEBP Chairperson serves on the Executive Board of the British Society of Evidence Based Policing, ensuring that the ANZSEBP works cooperatively with an international group of police to advance evidence based policing.