Analysing Police Performance (Masterclass 3)

Analysing police performance

10th April/9th October 2024

Who is this course for? 

Are you a police officer or civilian with responsibility for managing or analysing police performance or do you work in a similar role in the wider public sector?

Do you need to show evidence of how well your force is tackling crime or meeting public demand?

Are you new to using statistics or do you find numbers confusing, intimidating or dry?

This course will give you the following tools: 

  • A basic toolkit for understanding performance.
  • Practical guidance for interpreting performance statistics.
  • A set of reporting standards to enable you to produce meaningful and useful reports.

This course is for you if…

  • You are supporting your organisation to improve its performance at force, BCU or departmental level.
  • You want to feel confident about interpreting reports and asking the right questions.
  • You have little or no familiarity with statistics or are newly appointed to a performance role.

This course will answer these common questions:

  • How can I use statistical analysis in performance management?
  • How can I compare performance over time?
  • How can I make effective use of league table comparisons?
  • How can I effectively judge performance against targets?
  • What are the common pitfalls around using statistics and how can I avoid them?
  • How can I produce performance reports that are actually useful?

This course has been developed by Malcolm Hibberd over two decades and includes everything he has learnt from teaching this subject to more than 40 police forces across the UK.

The third Masterclass in this series will use practical examples to show you how to use data to make real-life decisions and judgements.

The course won’t focus in detail on how statistics are calculated (anyone wanting to know this should look at the courses on Statistics for Police Analysis).

Aimed at the non-specialist, it gives an enjoyable and informative overview of how statistics can help you understand performance.