‘Counter Terrorism Policing in a Diverse and Changing World’ CCCPR contribute to police leadership event at Kent Police
Dr Katarina Mozova and Dr Steve Tong were invited to contribute to a Kent Police Leadership event on Wednesday 6th February. The event involved an invitation to external speakers to talk about their research and views relating to diversity, counter terrorism and changes in policing.
Dr Mozova discussed research she has been leading in relation to public fear of terrorism and counterterrorism awareness. The talk focused on past international research on fear of terrorism and her current research that explored public awareness of counter terrorism policy. Her talk also focused on changes in public perception of terrorism before and after the recent terrorist attacks in London and Manchester.
Dr Tong, presented his research relating to the views of law enforcement professionals working across border between the UK and Europe in relation to police cooperation and Brexit. The survey conducted between January and May 2018 revealed strong support for police cooperation and concern relating maintaining cross border policing after Brexit. Dr Tong also discussed the wider challenges Brexit without an agreement may present to policing.
Sgt Haydn Kemp from Kent Police who organised the event said “When I was asked to arrange a leadership event I looked at this as a perfect opportunity to bring together practitioners with frontline experience and the knowledge and independent evidence-informed perspectives of academia. The CCCPR were a natural first point of call. I have had a great deal of positive feedback from the audience since the event, and we are hugely grateful for the Dr’s Mozova and Tong, and to all the speakers, for taking the time to share the findings of their very valuable contributions to research and policing knowledge.”
Dr Steve Tong said “It was a great opportunity to deliver some of our research findings to front line police supervisors. Brexit and counter terrorism are key issues as policing arrangements potentially go through significant change. We really enjoyed the day and look forward to conducting more research with local and regional police services.”