Dr Fox continued, "We recognise the need to educate and inform about the police and the role of policing by establishing avenues of communications by interactivity and mentoring. We want to work together to problem solve by forming collaborative groups and working from the bottom up and top down - meeting in the middle to find and explore solutions to society's issues."
Ms Zainah James, a teacher from Westminster City School, said, "We want to be part of a cultural transformation in our city and we are massively excited to work with the police and University of East London to make this happen.
"Our students are interested in different aspects such as psychology, policing and the investigative area of police work. This is a great opportunity for them to learn and contribute to tackling the issues that young people across London face.
"Working with the students from the University of East London will give our pupils an insight into east London life and enable them to learn from people near their own age."
Professor Julia Davidson said, "This project directly links into the University's new specialist Online Harms and Cyber Crime Unit and the work we have recently been engaging in, not only in London but across the globe."
The University students will, in year two of their studies, engage in further community engagement projects.
The University of East London has a Centre of Professional Policing (CoPP), which, as a Centre of excellence, collaborates with the police, the College of Policing, other policing sector, government bodies, public agencies and charities to meet the needs of policing today and for the future in relation to learning and research. The CoPP is based in the Royal Docks School of Business and Law at the University's Stratford Square campus in London.