Established in 2007, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR)’s mission is to support independent, multi-disciplinary policing research to enable evidence informed policy & practice.
Within these four aims we will strive to achieve the following:
2. KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
SIPR is composed of the following governance structure.
The Board of Governance have overall reasonability and final approval for all SIPR activities and operations although several responsibilities are delegated to the Executive Committee and Leadership team where appropriate. The Terms of Reference for the BoG can be accessed here.
The role of the International Advisory Committee is to provide advice on the strategic direction of SIPR with respect to its key aims of conducting relevant research, making evidence-based contributions to policing policy and practice, and capacity building. The International Advisory Committee will also help identify opportunities for SIPR to engage in research and knowledge transfer activity in partnership with others at both national and international levels.
The running of SIPR will be led by the SIPR Leadership Team, with much activity delivered through the four networks. Additionally, the leadership team are responsible for engaging the wider SIPR membership from across all member organisations in order to capitalise on the skills and experience of the collective policing research network throughout Scotland.
The SIPR Leadership Team will develop a draft annual operational plan and the Executive Committee will contribute to its development and an aligned budget. Plans will be presented to the Board of Governance for approval.
A core budget will be assigned for the annual running of SIPR, and decisions will be made regarding budgets aligned with the operational plan on an annual basis, in line with the academic year. An annual report which will summarise the activity and value of SIPR will be prepared for the Board of Governance.
The diagram below illustrates how the aims and activities link together, and provides some key measurements to indicate how we will demonstrate success against these objectives.
Underlying the direction and achievement of each of these objectives are the key strategic research priorities. The following three priorities have been developed in order to inform SIPR’s strategic direction and investment over the coming five years and will allow us to consolidate our activities in policing research.