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National Police Chiefs’ Council 

Targeted projects
In progress


£206,948 (evaluation only)

Evaluation type:

Feasibility & Pilot study

Activity Type:

Police in schools


School and college


Cardiff University, King's College London

About the project – Police in Corridors

The roles that police in schools play in schools vary across contexts, but broadly speaking there are two main types: ‘Police in Corridors’ and ‘Police in Classrooms’.

Police in Corridors seeks to embed police into the daily activities of a school. Their activities can include attending staff meetings, conducting patrols and weapons and drugs sweeps, conducting educational conversations with offending students, leading assemblies on topics related to the law and engaging in informal interactions with students (e.g. by sitting in the lunch room). This approach aims to increase police visibility, facilitate earlier detection of warning signs and allow decisive early action to prevent harm. 

The pilot evaluation will involve 10 schools in the London area, randomised at school level. We will use the findings of this evaluation to determine whether we progress to an efficacy trial. The evaluation also includes scoping, mapping and in-depth work across all police forces in England and Wales as well as an implementation and process evaluation.

Project protocol