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Policing 101
with Rob Glassborow from University of Law

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Join Rob Glassborow as he takes you on a journey through the history of policing, the key principles of policing, entry points into policing, and the core values of being a police officer. He'll also pose some real life policing scenarios for you to think critically about.

Robert GlassborowThe University of LawLaw

All episodes
1. Introduction to policing
1.2 Entry routes into policing
1.3 Pre-join degree offered by ULaw 1.3 Pre-join degree offered by ULaw
1.4 Research methods
2. History of policing
2.2 Sir Robert Peel's nine key principles of policing
2.3 Development of the police service
3. Policing by consent
3.2 Role and qualities of a police constable
3.3 Core duties
4. Professionalising policing
4.2 Role of the college of policing
4.3 What are the police doing to be like other professions?
5. The future landscape of policing
5.2 Uplift programme policy
5.3 Recruiting and reforming the profession of policing
6. Activity
6.2 Activity
6.3 Recap questions
BONUS: Bridging the gap

About the university

The University of Law
The University of Law
The University of Law

The University of Law is a specialist education institution offering law related qualifications and professional training. The university is the largest law school in the UK and was founded in 1876. The University of Law has nine campuses across the UK in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield. It also has an international campus in Hong Kong. Uniquely, the University of Law also delivers law programmes at a number of partnered universities across the country, including the University of Exeter and the University of Liverpool.

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Meet the academic
Robert Glassborow

Robert Glassborow is a Lecturer in Policing at the University of Law. After serving in the Royal Air Force, Robert attained a degree in Communication Media at Manchester Metropolitan University and then entered work in broadcast media as a Project Manager. A calling to policing came and Robert left the media industry to enter policing, serving initially as Police Staff in the control room environment, as well as a Special Constable, before becoming a regular Officer. Serving with both North Yorkshire Police and British Transport Police (BTP), Robert has experience in response policing, neighbourhood policing, and was one of the initial pro-active officers on the BTP County Lines task force commissioned by the Home Secretary in 2019, dealing with modern day slavery and the safeguarding of vulnerable persons. Qualified in the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing, Diploma in Policing, and passing the NPPF 2 Sergeants exam, Robert left BTP as a Sergeant to join ULaw on the policing degrees as a Lecturer.

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