Australia & New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Policing (ANZSEBP)
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.
Please take the time to watch this short video that emphasises the importance and key ideas behind an evidence-based approach to policing.
The goals of the society are as follows:
Aim One: Increased use of best available research evidence to solve policing problems
- Raise awareness of the value of evidence-based practice.
- Provide access to research tools and guidance.
- Advocate evidence-based practice across all policing bodies.
- Provide a forum for police professional researchers.
Aim Two: The production of new research evidence by police practitioners and researchers
- Support police practitioners to undertake research projects.
- Support police practitioners to access research expertise.
- Support researchers to access police data.
- Facilitate awareness of ongoing police research projects.
Aim Three: Communication of research evidence to police practitioners and the public
- Disseminate police-based research to different audiences.
- Present the implication of research findings for policing practice.