Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing Conference#ANZSEBP2021

17 August & 27 - 28 October 2021

Policing Under Scrutiny: Leadership, Legitimacy and the Role of Evidence

The 2021 conference was run in partnership with the New Zealand Police Society of Evidence Based Policing Centre

The 2021 Australian and New Zealand Society of Evidence Base Policing (ANZSEBP) Conference took place for the first time in a fully online format and provided the opportunity to reflect on the growing importance of embedding evidence-based policing as part of a wider range of police activity. 

The online format allowed unlimited attendees and a much higher capacity for presenters to participate in the programme.  In addition, the format allowed sessions to be recorded for on-demand viewing post-conference, to increase participation by delegates in all timezones around the world.

The organising committee worked tirelessly to produce an engaging and memorable programme that showcased current concerns and developments in Evidence Based Policing, focussing on the conference theme of ‘Policing Under Scrutiny: Leadership, Legitimacy and the Role of Evidence‘.

The Organising Committee was proud to present the 2021 Conference which explored the current and emerging issues that will shape the future.

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The 2021 ANZSEBP Conference Organising Committee

Participants with an interest in Evidence-Based Policing were welcomed from New Zealand, Australia and around the world

The conference was open to employees of state and territory and Commonwealth policing agencies (sworn and unsworn), researchers, students and representatives from other agencies working in partnership with the police and their agencies to reduce crime and improve community safety.

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About the Association

The Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP) was formed in April 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The ANZSEBP is a police practitioner-led Society. The mission of the ANZSEBP is to develop, disseminate and advocate for police to use scientific research (“the evidence”) to guide best practice in all aspects of policing. The ANZSEBP Chairperson serves on the Executive Board of the British Society of Evidence Based Policing, ensuring that the ANZSEBP works cooperatively with an international group of police to advance evidence based policing.

The Society comprises both full members (current, serving police officers in Australia and New Zealand) and honorary members including police staff members (non-sworn), research professionals and others who aim to make evidence based approaches part of everyday policing in Australia and New Zealand.

The Society is made up of police officers, police staff, and research professionals who aim to make evidence-based police practice part of everyday policing in Australia and New Zealand. The Society advocates that all aspects of policing including police patrols, investigations, crime prevention, human resource management, and all other forms of service delivery should be evaluated using sound, scientific methods and used when the evaluation evidence shows that the police practice works to control or prevent crime and disorder or enhance quality of life.

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