Welcome to the website for the Society of Evidence Based Policing. The Society is run by Evidence Based Policing enthusiasts alongside their roles as practitioners and academics.

We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for this year’s conference to be held at Manchester Metropolitan University on 14th & 15th April.

The event promises to be our biggest event yet and is offered at a heavily discounted rate for members; the cost for both days is just £70. This includes a hot fork buffet on the evening of day one. Please note that due to the heavily discounted rate we are unable to offer a different rate for anyone who wishes to attend for only one day. Demand is likely to be high so early booking is recommended.

For further details (including the conference programme, directions to the venue, parking and suggested accommodation) and to book your place, please visit https://www.kxregistration.mmu.ac.uk/SEBP2015

Please note that all bookings are being managed by Manchester Metropolitan University, on behalf of the Society. However if you do have any specific queries please email SecretarySEBP@gmp.police.uk




The society is made up of police officers, police staff, and research professionals who aim to make evidence based methodology part of every day policing in the UK. The goals of the society are as follows:

Aim One: Increased use of best available research evidence to solve policing problems

We will:

  • Raise awareness of the value of evidence-based practice.
  • Provide access to research tools and guidance.
  • Advocate evidence-based practice across all policing bodies.
  • Provide a forum for police professional researchers.

Aim Two: The production of new research evidence by police practitioners and researchers

We will:

  • Support police practitioners to undertake research projects.
  • Support police practitioners to access research expertise.
  • Support researchers to access police data.
  • Facilitate awareness of ongoing police research projects.

Aim Three: Communication of research evidence to police practitioners and the public

We will:

  • Disseminate police-based research to different audiences.
  • Present the implication of research findings for policing practice.

Membership of the society is open to any member of police staff or researcher who is committed to making a positive impact in the community through using the best available research evidence. Applications for membership are available. Membership is free  and gives access to: reduced price conferences, reduced subscription to the journal of experimental criminology, and the ability to network & learn from other practitioners.

 Alex Murray, Vice Chair

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