PIER Vision and Strategic Objectives


Our vision is for ARU to be a centre of excellence for collaborative policing research, aligned with priorities for the police and partner agencies. Our strong reputation will be underpinned by a visible, demonstrable record of social, economic and cultural impact.

Strategic objectives:

  • To work collaboratively with police and other agencies to co-produce rigorous and relevant research into policing and crime.
  • To bring together expertise from across the University to conduct trans- disciplinary research into policing and crime.
  • To provide opportunities for academics and police practitioners to exchange knowledge and maximize the impact of research on policy and practice.
  • To provide high quality education and continuing professional development opportunities for police practitioners in the region.