UEL students are currently on a journey to learn the skills and knowledge for effective policing as part of the pre-join route into the police or a similar and allied profession. They are the first intake on the BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree. As part of their degree studies, they are engaging in community projects and other related ventures, including mentoring and learning about risk and safety, vulnerability and wellbeing.
The University of East London is well on the way to working with the community, having launched its Project Tri-Com in November last year, focusing on interacting with the public, police and schools. Its emphasis is on Community Engagement and bringing various parties together to encourage dialogue in an innovative way. Tri-Com is a Community Action: Promoting partnerships to Problem Solve and is an initiative by the University of East London Centre of Professional Policing and their Online Harms and Cyber Crime Unit (OHCCU).
Tri-Com focuses on working with others on issues such as understanding peer pressure online, virtual and face-to-face.
Dr Fox added, "As technology continues to replace some of the ways we engage with each other, it is important to remember the basics of effective listening. And, it's also important for more research to be undertaken which considers internet-safety and the messages conveyed by this medium as well as how we can effectively use the cyber space to help save lives."
The University of East London is officially launching its Online Harms and Cyber Crime Unit at the House of Lords this month.