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Police Scotland has a long history of collaborative work with law enforcement in the United States of America (USA). Previously we have hosted visits to Scotland from police officers from New Jersey. Since 2015 Police Scotland has developed a collaborative partnership with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) sharing learning, experiences and policing approaches. This relationship has been covered through broadcasts by both Sky and Atlantic TV .

United States of America


Our policing style and approach to de-escalation influenced the development of PERF’s ‘ICAT’ (Integrated Communications Assessment and Tactics) training programme.

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The webinar is set to be the first in a series of online learning events we will facilitate building existing and new relationships with police organisations to enable shared learning through this collaborative approach between Police Scotland and PERF.


In December 2020 we hosted, in collaboration with PERF, a webinar “Alternative Approach to Global Policing Challenges” which brought together senior USA and UK Police Chiefs, including from Scotland, Northern Ireland, London, Washington, New York and Baltimore, for a unique online discussion to share opinions and experience on some of the major issues facing police services around the world. This focused on key global challenges COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and environmentalism, all of which are underpinned by the principle of policing by consent, from which we draw our legitimacy.

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