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Joint Evidence and Research Roundtables


The Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland jointly host Research and Evidence Roundtables to help build up a shared evidence base on good practice, challenges and opportunities for collaboration in relation to a number of key priorities for policing in Scotland.


  • Bring together expertise of police officers, academics, third sector and government.
  • Explore innovation in use of both statistics and data in modern policing from a public benefit perspective.
  • Explore areas of future research and evidence-based public debate.

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Date Meeting
29 November 2019 Bridging the gap between research evidence and police action
13 February 2020 The use of policing data and statistics in public discourse
26 February 2021 Artificial Intelligence in Policing - Governance and Oversight
18 August 2021 Policing and the Pandemic - the Scottish Experience
09 September 2021 COP26 - Policing the Protests
10 February 2022 New and Emerging Technologies in Policing
04 August 2022 Reflections: Oversight of policing during the pandemic