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About the International Policing and Public Protection Research Institute

Our vision

At IPPPRI (formerly PIER), our vision is improving policing and public protection through partnership in applied research.

Our values

Underpinning our vision is a set of values that inspire us in all we do:

Innovation: We will implement new methodologies, research approaches and dissemination mechanisms to address the policing challenges of today and the future.

Collaboration: To deliver the best outcomes, we will collaborate internally and externally and across different disciplines and different sectors.

Support: We will nurture our excellent researchers and make sure they have the time, space and resources to develop their careers.

Passion: We want to make a difference and will enjoy our work and celebrate our achievements. We will pursue knowledge and understanding and foster creativity.

Impact: We will be outcome focused and committed to the translation of knowledge into practice and policy.

Integrity: We will deal ethically, honestly, and consistently with all those we engage with and will maintain strict standards of scientific and professional rigour.

Excellence: We will deliver world leading and excellent outputs with international impact.

Our strategy

Our 2023-2027 Strategic Plan outlines how we will work towards our vision, with focused objectives across our three areas of research:

  • sexual offending
  • 21st century policing
  • extremism and counter terrorism.