Study to find what makes a successful police officer

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A PARTNERSHIP between police and a team who train the next generation of business magnates has been awarded almost £50,000 to look into performance improvements.

Durham Constabulary and Durham University Business School have been awarded £49,000 by the College of Policing to continue research into factors affecting police personnel performance.

The centre will work with other forces, including Bedfordshire, Lancashire and Staffordshire, to develop and share research and evidence on the impact of factors on workers’ attitudes and performance and how to achieve an excellent service. Chief Superintendent Rob Coulson said: “We have on our doorstep an internationally renowned business school at Durham University, and we welcome the opportunity to continue research with them to bring about key improvements in policing services to our local communities.

The school is one of seven universities, and Durham Constabulary one of two forces, to be granted college funding.

The work will feed into the National What Works Centre for Crime Reduction to tackle crime and improve efficiency.