The Applied Criminology and Policing Centre has established strong working relationships with a host of external organisations including central government departments, criminal justice agencies, private companies, NGOs and academic institutions.


The Applied Criminology and Policing Centreworks with police services across the country to undertake research, provide expert advice and deliver training. Specific examples include Durham Constabulary, West Yorkshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in West Yorkshire; and Greater Manchester Police Design for Security Consultancy (GMP DFSC) and the Association of Chief Police Officers Secured by Design (ACPO SBD).

Government Agencies

A number of Government agencies have commissioned research from the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre, on a diverse range of projects and outputs. Agencies worked with include:

  • Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)
  • Design Council
  • Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
  • Department for Transport (DfT)
  • Department of Health (DoH)
  • Home Office
  • Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA)
  • Transport for London

Academic Institutions

The Applied Criminology and Policing Centre fosters relationships within the wider academic community, working closely with Universities both nationally and internationally. Collaborations include joint research projects, journal articles and teaching resources. Universities worked with include:

  • Hallam Centre for Community Justice, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • The Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), University of Leeds
  • Department of Geography, University of Liverpool
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Loughborough University
  • Department of Law and Criminal Justice, Canterbury Christchurch University
  • Sydney Institute of Criminology, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Alliant International University, California, USA
  • University of the Arts, London