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For our CPD week theme today we are going to focus on the courses that you have already found the most popular.  One of the hottest topics at present is cyber security.  Our course “Introduction to Cyber Security” has now passed the 150,000 learners milestone and we would like it to move on towar

11/09/2017 - 09:39

Today we would like to direct you towards our free courses that cover the topics of personal resilience, wellbeing and mental health.  The Centre has picked out 18 separate free courses that cover these topics and listed them on our web page about free learning page.  You can access this

11/08/2017 - 08:49

One of the Centre’s main strengths is its expertise in the CPD Week theme of Leadership.  One of our favourite videos on our YouTube Playlist is entitled “Politically astute leadership for public managers” featuring a discussion by the Centre's Academic Director, Jean Hartley.  This is w

11/07/2017 - 10:26

Welcome to the centre’s contribution to CPD Week. Just like last year, each day this week we will highlight an aspect of our work which is contributing to continuing professional development in policing.

11/07/2017 - 08:34

The Centre celebrated the presentation of an Open University honorary degree to Sir Matt Baggott, previous Chief of PSNI on the 27 October 2017.  

10/31/2017 - 10:03

The Open University's software engineering and design (SEAD) group, an academic partner within the OU Policing Centre, has been awarded a prestigious EPSRC Platform Grant to support the group’s strategic research activities for the next five years, including collaborations with policing partners

10/06/2017 - 13:05

The Open University, in collaboration with Oxford University, has developed a website providing resources to support teacher-training in schools, colleges, universities and other sectors.

10/04/2017 - 13:05

On Wednesday the 20th September 2017 at 9pm the first of four episodes of The Detectives: Murder on the streets will show on BBC2. This is an OU/BBC co-production which follows the Murder Investigation Team from Greater Manchester Police.

09/12/2017 - 15:08

Do you want to play a leading role in shaping the future of research and learning in policing? Do you want to be part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary team comprised of academics and policing professionals?

07/30/2017 - 11:39

A new MOOC has been launched - Managing Public Money

Explore and understand how you can manage public money effectively to create and demonstrate value for citizens.

07/30/2017 - 11:38