This module concentrates on the importance of turning the academic content of the course into practical innovations in policing, produced by the students themselves. The taught portion of the module concentrates on academic theories of progress and technological implementation, metrics of success and data acquisition. National programmes of police innovation and improvement will be examined as case studies, and the CPD portfolio template will be looked at in detail. 

Participants will be encouraged to discuss ideas for their portfolio within the student forum introduced as part of this module.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus

Course structure

Lectures, Group Work, Practical, Blended learning

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  • Critically appraise previous module content to derive measurable operational goals.
  • Compare and contrast approaches to real life problems in policing to assess effect.
  • Interpret the nature of the problem to a group of peers and evaluate the range of opinions developed.
  • Evaluate the importance of problem solving and innovation within the context of broader policing policy.

Core content

  • National policy of police improvements
  • Target setting and measuring
  • Data acquisition and research skills
  • Portfolio construction
  • Case studies

How to apply

Online application form. UK students are normally expected to attend an interview and financial support is best discussed at that time. Overseas and EU students may be interviewed by telephone.


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