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Cambridge Police Executive Programme

The Police Foundation has joined in partnership with the Cambridge Police Executive Programme to promote graduate study of evidence-based policing. In an era of drastic reductions in funding for police in both the US and the UK, the evidence on cost-effectiveness of police practices is an indispensable tool for police of all ranks. For 17 years, the Cambridge Police Executive Programme has offered a part-time master’s degree in applied criminology and police management taught at Cambridge University in England. This programme, now the premier graduate education on what works in policing, is restricted to serving or retired police officers and employees, who now come from five continents.  

For the first time, under its new partnership with the Police Foundation, Cambridge University will now teach part of this program in the United States. Beginning with a four-week session in England in April of 2013, the program continues with a two-week session in California in early November of 2013. These six weeks in residence are backstopped by distance learning, leading to a Post-Graduate Diploma awarded in 2014 for a basic cost of $14,000 including bed and breakfast, with travel and most meals extra.   A second year at the same cost leads to a Master’s degree awarded in mid-2015, with teaching also split between the US and the UK.

For police agencies striving to do more with less, to have less crime with reduced resources, no other program offers such highly focused analytic and research-perspectives. For more information, call 202-833-1460 or email Police Foundation President James Bueermann using our contact form.

The Police Foundation launched the concept of evidence-based policing in a 1998 Ideas in American Policing Lecture, available for free download here.