The Community Safety Podcast

Police Science with Dr Susanne Knabe-Nicol The Community Safety Podcast-Transforming Communities!

CSP10- Susanne Knabe-Nichol Dr Susanne Knabe-Nichol is an Investigative Psychologist and founder of Police Science Dr. She translates research findings into videos that can easily be understood by those without academic journal subscriptions or a degree in psychology or criminology. She has an MSc and a PhD in Investigative Psychology, and interviews academics, police professionals, and others who can provide value through sharing their knowledge and experience, and publish these as videos. Suzanne has an extensive background in working with UK police forces, in roles as varied as Police Community Support Officer, Investigator, Researcher, and Improvement & Evaluations Coordinator. Suzanne joins me on the show to share when she first noticed a need for a platform that combines academic research in the field of policing with the ease of access and digestibility for operational officers. She discusses how she combined her academic career with the practical side of policing and the insight both of those roles gave her when creating Police Science Dr. Suzanne also shares her thoughts with me on her views on mental health in policing and what issues and concerns that she has come across in her research.   "There's so much knowledge that's being shared by academics amongst academics — which is very frustrating because it's actually the operational officers who are working in policing on the streets and with people, with members of the public, with victims, with offenders, who need to know about it." – Suzanne Knabe-Nichol  Today on The Community Safety Podcast: ● Suzanne’s practical experience of working as a police community support officer in Notting Hill, London, with the Metropolitan Police● How and why Suzanne combined her career in academic research with the practicalities of policing● The importance of leaders in the Police Force recognising when team members need help and support with their mental health and acting to care for their team and signpost them to appropriate services● We dive into Evidence-Based Policing, what does it mean and what does it entail? ● Whether Suzanne has found through her research that the police are efficient at sharing effective projects and initiatives early or whether Police Forces tend to hold back from sharing new ideas● Why it is vital to give complex issues around policing time to embed and develop  Connect with Suzanne Knabe-Nichol: ● Police Science Dr. Website● Police Science Dr. on Facebook● Police Science Dr. on Twitter● Police Science Dr. on YouTube● Suzanne Knable-Nichol on LinkedIn Connect with The Community Safety Podcast:● The Community Safety Podcast Website● The Community Safety Podcast on Facebook● The Community Safety Podcast on Twitter★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
  1. Police Science with Dr Susanne Knabe-Nicol
  2. Knife Crime-Alison Cope in association with Staffordshire Police-Ditch the Blade!
  3. Domestic Abuse with Sharon Bryan
  4. Communities, Knife Crime and Young People-Dee Kelly
  5. Honour Based Violence Special with Caroline Goode QPM

The Community Safety Podcast is the brainchild of Jim Nixon –  who has a passion for partnership working to enable communities to be safer. 

Jim has an extensive background in policing, Housing, Local Authority- over 25 years, and is currently the lead on Anti Social Behaviour at Stoke City Council. Jim has an innovative approach to tackling issues – Please read our page ‘About’ on The Community Safety Podcast for more information.

This Podcast will feature guests from a wide spectrum of the Community Safety arena, to discuss the issues facing communities in 21st century Britain.

The Guests have been chosen due to their levels of expertise in Community Safety. Please see thier Guest Page highlighting the 3 episodes that will be launched on the 22nd January 2021. They will then broadcast further episodes every 2 weeks during the whole of 2021.

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