This introductory course is a solid first step
on your EBP-learning journey. It will enable you to understand and
discuss some of the basic principles of evidence-based policing. You
will have more competence and confidence to discuss EBP with your
colleagues and superiors and you can start introducing some EBP-concepts
in your force.
This course is a first step in helping forces create a sustainable,
low-cost and permanent EBP capability in-house.
This course is for:
This course is for anyone who wants to refresh their knowledge of EBP, who wants to fill in some gaps in their understanding, or who is new to the concept of EBP.
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Dr Susanne Knabe-Nicol
Susanne did her BSc degree in Psychology at the University
of East London and an MSc in Interactive Multimedia at the University of
After a few years of dabbling in media, publicity and market
research jobs, she did her MSc in Investigative & Forensic Psychology at
the University of Liverpool, where she also completed her PhD on ‘Behavioural
Analysis for Police Investigations’.
Susanne worked for the UK police for over a past decade, in
roles such as regional intelligence analyst, Police Community Support Officer,
researcher in the Major Investigation Team, investigator in the custody unit –
interviewing suspects and preparing case files, in evidence-based policing, and
within the investigative command. Susanne created EBP Doctor to translate dry and often inaccessible research findings into something that operational police would actually be able to consume and put into practice. EBP Doctor does this through free learning videos and now also EBP courses.
Some of Susanne’s research has been published as book
chapters in Professor Laurence Alison’s and Lee Rainbow’s ‘Professionalizing
Offender Profiling – Forensic and Investigative Psychology in Practice’,
published by Routledge.
Detective Constable Kaylee Povey
South Wales Police
"I love this... it provides step-by-step instructions of
where to start! This is clear and informative. Explanations are perfect! Susanne, I have to commend you on this work! I have certainly learned a lot!"
Police Constable Dan England
"I think you present really
clearly and explain it really well which is why I like your videos....Really
good... Thank you for the opportunity to take part Susanne."
Commander Alex Murray
Metropolitan Police, UK
“This is an interesting introduction for anyone interested in evidence based policing. It's really easy to use and will help staff understand some of the methods used in understanding what works”
Yes, it’s free. I want
as many practitioners as possible to have a basic understanding of EBP – this
will inspire many of them to want to learn more and to start practicing EBP.
The vision is that every police force or agency around the world will become
completely evidence-based, using the best available processes to prevent and
detect crime. Also, it is my first course and it is a bit of
a practice-run for a more comprehensive course that will get people much
further in their EBP skills. It is also my first time speaking into the camera
and setting up an online course, so lots of learning involved.
That depends on your ICT department’s set up, but the platform I use
for this course, LearnWorlds, was able to be accessed by several forces around
the world that were asked to try and access it. If your work computer’s
settings do not allow access, you can ask your supervisor to contact ICT and /
or Information Security in your force to allow access to LearnWorlds.com so
that you can do the course on your police computer. My LearnWorlds school is
embedded into http://www.Academy.EBPDoctor.com
If that is not possible, I would suggest just doing the course from a personal
computer / laptop / tablet. It’s a mini course, so not very long (under 2 hours
if you do it in one go).
3. How long is the course?
The course is under 2 hours long including the knowledge checks. You don’t
have to do it all in one go, you can do some of it and stop, then come back to
it and pick it up again from where you left off.
4. Can it count towards CPD (continued professional development)?
You can download a certificate of completion at the end of the course,
which you can submit as proof of further training. Whether your force chooses
to accept this external course, I do not know.
5. What if I want to learn more after the course?
There is a document with useful resources for you to download with
links to the various Societies of Evidence Based Policing around the world, the
Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing which offers courses, and you can
also have a look at universities and see what they offer. And then there’s my
‘EBP Implementer Course’ here at the EBP Doctor Academy, which will give you much
more solid EBP skills, if you’re interested.
I will also set up a membership that you can
become part of, with regular new learning and a strong support network to get
you further. Courses can teach you what you need to know and why, but the
ongoing membership would actually support you in the implementation of
evidence-based policing, where you can have your questions answered, you would
get help solving problems that creep up, and basically you would have me and
others like you to help you along the journey for as long as you benefit from
it. But that's a bit further down the line.
6. I made some really good contacts via the community page, can I keep my login so tht I can remain in that EBP community?
Yes, I’m happy for you to stay in the community and get as much out of
it as you can. Once the membership is set up, you and your colleagues can move
there to get more hands-on, systematic support to help you implement EBP on an
7. I have a problem with EBP in my force - can I contact you directly?
I’m happy to help where I can, but this will be limited by the demand
on my time. So feel free to contact me on contact@EBPDoctor.com
and I will see if I can help in any way, and to which extent.