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Jack’s a winner

Professional Policing lecturer, Jack James, is named BTP Special Constable of the Year 2019! Very many congratulations to BSc Professional Policing lecturer, Special Sergeant Jack James, who was recently named ‘British Transport Police Special Constable of the Year’…

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BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree gets the official seal of approval

The BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree gets the official seal of approval from the College of Policing The policing team were celebrating yesterday after the College of Policing confirmed that “the course documentation [for the pre-join degree in Professional…

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Policing students learn how to Taser!

Richard Hester, Lecturer in Policing reports on a ‘shocking’ experience…. Thankfully this use of a ‘taser’ was via a Virtual Reality Simulator, demonstrated to us by Virtual Reality Simulation Systems of Shropshire. UoG is looking to develop this immersive…

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England’s greenest soccer club?

Policing Lecturer, Richard Hester – and avid soccer geek, and League 2 supporter of promotion-chasing Forest Green Rovers FGR investigates, in the wilds of the Stroud valleys…. 2nd year BSc Policing and BSc Criminology students went to Gloucestershire’s  Forest…

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New Bobby on the beat…

Welcome, Phil Edwards! The School of Natural and Social Sciences is delighted to welcome new staff member, Phil Edwards, who joins the policing course team. Phil is a former Detective Inspector with West Mercia Police. He has considerable experience…

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Time to blow the whistle….?

The Police Whistle: a symbol of law and order, or an unnecessary reminder of a misogynistic attitude that has no part in modern policing? The Chief Constable of Gloucestershire recently posted this photograph on his Twitter account: a…

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Work experience in the defence sector

Final year student, Abi Louth, reflects on her time spent with the Royal United Service’s Institute (RUSI), based in London… Throughout my week at the Institute, I was presented with fantastic opportunities to improve my knowledge about defence and security,…

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“It was the White Rabbit wot done it…”

[Pictured above are Policing students Jess Davies and Jack Hayward with – in the middle – lecturer, Dr Sarah Nixon]  Policing students Jess Davies and Jack Hayward helped out at the University of Gloucestershire’s applicant day on Saturday…

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Police Governance & Accountability in Action

Students pictured with PCC, Martin Surl – 2nd from left – and Gloucestershire’s Chief Constable, Rod Hansen University of Gloucestershire BSc Professional Policing students recently visited Shire Hall in Gloucester (home of the County Council) to witness the Police…

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Politician Drew on own experience

Students and staff were lucky enough to hear first-hand from Stroud MP and front-bench Labour spokesman on agriculture and rural issues, David Drew. He addressed the question – “Power in the modern world: who really makes the decisions”….

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