UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science


JDI LAC Unit - Professional Development

Our aim is to support the skills development and further education of existing and future police and citizen security professionals and leaders.

We provide this support through the opportunities to study on our academic courses (including via distance learning) and through continual professional development (offered as public or bespoke training courses).

Academic courses

The further education of police and citizen security professionals and leaders is supported through our range of postgraduate courses on policingcrime scienceforensic science and countering organised crime and terrorism. This includes providing a course delivery mechanism that is appealing to serving police and citizen security professionals through either distance-learning, the option to take modules involving short (one week) intensive periods of study in London, as well as the option for full-time study in London. Through our partnerships with universities involved in the JDI LAC Unit Network we contribute to their academic courses through the teaching of topics on which we specialise.

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Training courses

We offer training courses on practical ways of understanding crime and implementing responses that are designed to tackle these problems. Our training focus is towards the principles and practice of intelligence-led policing, problem-oriented policing, harm-focused policing and evidence-based policing. Training can be delivered in London or in countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

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Find out more about our professional development courses