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Innovation in policing

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This free course, Innovation in policing, explores the concept of innovation from the perspective of police and policing. It considers the ways in which innovation can apply in policing and how those working in policing and related fields can become more innovative.

This course was produced by The Open University in association with the Police Service of Northern Ireland. You can find out more on courses from this series on the Community engagement and policing page.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • outline various ways in which innovation can be understood and how it differs from other, related concepts such as creativity
  • discuss key forms of innovation in policing
  • outline key methods and frameworks for innovation
  • discuss ways in which organisations can become more innovative
  • outline the role of leaders and leadership in supporting greater innovation.

First Published: 11/08/2022

Updated: 11/08/2022

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