The February 2023 “Universities at the Met” seminar will be held at New Scotland Yard (Ground Floor) at 5pm on the 15th February 2023. The event is expected to conclude at 7pm.
The event is open to all.
If you would like to attend in person, please ensure you bring photographic ID in the same name as the ticket booking and select an “in person attendance” ticket.
If you would like to join via Teams, please select that ticket type and we will send you a link 24 hours before the event, and another reminder 5 minutes before the event.
To be or not to be a police officer? Culture and Identities within policing and the organisational challenges ahead
Dr Sarah Chaman and Dr Jemma Tyson (both at the University of Portsmouth)
The Police Foundation’s Strategic Review of Policing has documented a ‘crisis of confidence’ in policing highlighting a capacity challenge, a capability challenge and an organisational challenge as its core concerns. The police service is facing unprecedented demand in violence, abuse and exploitation on the one hand and in non-crime on the other and is attempting to tackle this in a rapidly evolving post-pandemic world amidst falling rates of public trust and confidence and with an inexperienced workforce and a radical new qualifications framework. To improve the future policing of citizens, solutions in the form of enhanced legitimacy, justice and trust are constructed as valid objectives to meet these challenges. This presentation will consider the issue of the changing and recalcitrant cultures and identities within policing, their impact upon the police workforce and their implications for retention and ultimately for organisational justice.
Tracking police recruit- attitudes from classroom training through to the end of field training: legitimacy, procedural justice, relationships with colleagues and effectiveness
Superintendent Rhona Hunt (Metropolitan Police Service )
Following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, it has become evident that policing faces an international crisis in legitimacy. In the UK, subsequent media coverage of policing has focused on disproportionality in use of force and Stop and Search, with high-profile examples dominating headlines. This presentation explores the attitudes of recruits in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) between the end of classroom training and the end of field training. The following key attitudinal dimensions are measured: self-legitimacy, relationships with peers, supervisor justice, perceived audience legitimacy, effectiveness, commitment to procedural justice, Stop and Search sentiment and confidence in conducting Stop and Search.