USW Professor advises Australian police force on education and training of officers

Prof Colin Rogers

Professor Colin Rogers of the International Centre for Policing and Security has just returned from Australia where he undertook evaluation research for the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF) on the training of its new recruits.

The research culminated in a 20,000 word report which critically evaluated the way in which NSWPF educate their new police recruits in partnership with Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, and involved numerous interviews with police and CSU staff in various locations across New South Wales.

The report, which included 34 recommendations for change, will form the basis of future education and training for New South Wales police officers.

Professor Colin Rogers is a former police Inspector with South Wales Police with 30 years service joined the university full time in 2004, having taught as part time lecturer in criminology since 1997.

His areas of expertise include Community Safety Partnerships, Situational Crime Prevention, Problem Oriented Partnerships and also Police Governance and Accountability.

He is Head of Policing Research and is also responsible for developing postgraduate courses.

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