Award Nominations

On behalf of ANZSEBP we encourage everyone to consider nominating for an ANZSEBP award, and for promoting the awards among your networks. Every year the ANZSEBP offers an award for a Distinguish Police Scientist and for an Outstanding Police Experiment. The rewards provide an opportunity to recognise important contributions to policing science.

If you or someone you know is eligible for an award (for any research, not just projects that are presented at the conference), and would like to submit a nomination, please sent the completed nomination form (attached) to Submissions close Day Month 2019 and will be announced at the conference.



  • Nominees must be or have been a member of a policing agency, either as a sworn officer or civilian employee; and
  • Nominees must have been central to the implementation of a documented rigorous scientific evaluation in their affiliated agency. Such evaluations can be conducted for various interventions, policies, or practices and include a wide variety of outcomes (i.e., crime reduction, improvement in citizen satisfaction, reduction of fear, improvements in police legitimacy, etc.); and
  • Nominees must show a record of incorporating and translating evidence-based practices in their agency. These practices may include implementing strategies that have been shown to be effective in reducing and preventing crime or using practices supported by research that address fear of crime, police legitimacy, internal accountability, and other law enforcement concerns. Such a record of practice might also include greater incorporation of science and scientific processes in decision making or training.



  • The study must be an impact evaluation that assesses the effectiveness of a policing intervention.
  • A policing intervention is defined as a strategy, technique, approach, activity, campaign, training, directive, or funding/organisational change that involves police in some way (other agencies or organisations can be involved). Police involvement is broadly defined as police initiation, development or leadership where police deliver or implement the intervention or where police are recipients of the intervention. We will also consider interventions that are related, focused or targeted to police practices.
  • The project must use randomised experimental (e.g., RCTs) and quasi-experimental evaluation designs with a valid comparison group that does not receive the intervention. We will accept designs where the comparison group receives ‘business-as-usual’ policing, no intervention or an alternative intervention (treatment-treatment designs) and quasi-experiments that control the assignment of cases to treatment and control groups (regression discontinuity), match the characteristics of the treatment and control groups (matched control), statistically account for differences between the treatment and control groups (designs using multiple regression analysis), or provide a difference-in-difference analysis (parallel cohorts with pre-test and post-test measures). Single group designs will not be considered.