The University of Wolverhampton has joined forces with
Warwickshire Police to offer practical experience for students on a
Students on the BSc (Hons) Policing are able to combine academic
study and work placements to provide a solid foundation for a
professional career in the police and related occupations.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Ann Holmes recently
signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Chief Constable
of Warwickshire Police Andy Parker.
Students on the Policing degree will benefit from the
opportunity to gain real experience of the work of Warwickshire
Police as Special Constables.
Course leader Dr Martin Wright said: "This new agreement
provides an excellent opportunity for our students to gain
practical experience alongside Warwickshire Police. Work placements
are a valuable part of the BSc (Hons) Policing, enhancing and
enriching the academic aspects of the course.
Warwickshire Police Chief Constable, Andy Parker, said, "This is
a very forward thinking idea, offering students first hand
experience of policing, while also benefiting the community through
their work as volunteer police officers.
“By developing their skills in policing they will have an
opportunity to develop keys skills and knowledge which they will
find invaluable in whatever career they choose to follow, whether
that be in law and enforcement or in other fields. We welcome this
initiative and look forward to working with the University of
Wolverhampton and the students."
The new agreement builds on the University's existing
partnerships with West Midlands Police, Staffordshire Police, West
Mercia Police, the British Transport Police, the Royal Military
Police, Territorial Army.
Students are taught law and criminology at the School of Law, Social Sciences and
Communications, mental health concepts at the School of Health and Wellbeing, management and
leadership skills at the Business School
and forensic science using the School of
Applied Sciences state-of-the-art labs.
At the culmination of their degree course students complete a
research project based around their minimum two years of Special
For more information about the BSc (Hons) Policing visit
Picture: Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police Andy Parker and
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Ann Holmes from the
University of Wolverhampton signing the Memorandum of
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the
University of Wolverhampton Media Relations Office on 01902
Date Issued: Friday, January 06, 2012
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