Evidence Based Policing Centre and University of Waikato collaborative online conference 2021

On 13 May this year, EBPC and the University of Waikato will be holding the second collaborative online conference to support the New Zealand Police Strategic Research Agenda/ Te Rautaki Kaupapa Rangahau o Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa. Prospective presenters (New Zealand Police Staff, New Zealand Government Agencies, New Zealand academics, researchers, and students) are encouraged to apply to present at the conference and help shape how we collaborate.

About the Conference

The Evidence Based Policing Centre (New Zealand Police) and the University of Waikato are pleased to be holding our second collaborative online conference on 13 May 2021.

This conference delivers on our commitment in the New Zealand Police Strategic Research Agenda that we will share our research findings within New Zealand Police, with our partners, Government agencies, policy makers, international policing jurisdictions and most importantly the New Zealand public. It is also an opportunity for other agencies and researchers to share their research findings with New Zealand Police.

Call for contributions

To apply you will need to complete and submit a 250-word research abstract using the below abstract submission form:

Please also use this form to register to view the conference online. A video-link will be sent to registered presenters and attendees closer to the conference date.

There will be 5-minute and 10-minute online presentation time slots allocated to successful applicants. There is also the opportunity to provide a 3-minute pre-recorded presentation and e-poster which will be shown to conference attendees and made available to view online. Any submitters who are not allocated an online presentation time slot will be given the opportunity to provide an e-poster presentation instead.

In reviewing abstracts, consideration will be given to including a balance of primary research, field evaluations, data driven explorations, police-community led initiatives, along with the contribution the research makes to developing evidence of what works and what doesn’t work in policing.

Any research abstracts submitted must relate to the principles of Evidence Based Policing (targeting or analysis of problems, testing practice or policy and tracking outputs and outcomes), or be able to inform or be translated to the policing context and align with one of the four NZ Police Strategic Research Agenda themes:

  • Forecasting and preventing crime and harm
  • Enhancing our organisational capability
  • Connecting with communities
  • Strengthening our sector partnerships

The NZ Police Strategic Research Agenda can be found at the following link, the full Agenda provides more specific areas of interest under these themes: New Zealand Police Strategic Research Agenda / Te Rautaki Kaupapa Rangahau o Ngā Pirihimana o Aotearoa 2020-2022.

Submitting your application

Please submit your application by filling in the abstract submission form above and emailing it to: EBPC.Conference@police.govt.nz. If you have any questions you can send them to the same email address.

Application consideration

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by representatives from the University of Waikato, The Evidence Based Policing Centre, and other representatives of New Zealand Police.

You will be notified by email whether you have been allocated a presentation or a poster spot.

Key dates



Abstract Submission Deadline          

11:59pm Thursday 8 April 2021

Notification of Acceptance    

Thursday 22 April 2021

Accepted Posters and Presentations provided to Conference organisers   

Thursday 6 May 2021

Conference Date

Thursday 13 May 2021