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The International Centre for Policing and Security (ICPS) is the UK's oldest and most reputable policing and security centre. It undertakes research that informs UK and EU governments, specialising in key security issues such as terrorism, political violence, cybercrime and warfare and transnational organised crime.

The ICPS is led by Professor Christian Kaunert, Jean Monnet Chair in Policing and Counter-Terrorism in Europe and one of the foremost experts on European policing and criminal justice co-operation.

The ICPS is deeply involved with national and internationals research networks and is highly regarded by European institutions and agencies, notably Europol.

The Centre's work is divided into two broad themes: 

Its vision is to undertake excellent quality, ethical inter-disciplinary research grounded in the practical world of policing and security, which informs and impacts on service delivery, policy and education.  

World-class expertise

Members have a wide variety of skills and expertise, and are engaged in research projects that contribute to the community of knowledge and enhance the courses we deliver. Staff publish widely in academic journals and books and you can search for the latest research in the University's research repository.  Members also collaborate with colleagues in the University's Centre for Criminology Research and Centre for Social Policy.

Due to their expertise, staff are often asked by the media to comment on or to write articles for social media on current issues around policing and security, and to offer advice and opinions on numerous policing topics.

Professors Kaunert and Rogers are actively engaged in various editorial responsibilities and sit on the editorial boards of prestigious international journals. 

Kaunert has been co-editor (since 2015) of the book series European Security and Justice Critiques. He is also the co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies. Kaunert sits on the editorial board of Perspectives on European Politics and Society (since 2013). 

Rogers has been editor of the Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles (2013-2017), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Evidence Based Practice Journal (2015-2019), and the Australasian Journal of Policing (2013-2018). 

Industry-focused courses

The International Centre for Policing and Security not only has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally for its research but also for its undergraduate and postgraduate policing and security courses.

Our courses support the needs of police services, law enforcement agencies and the private security industry, and will allow students to develop skills such as; data analysis, problem solving, people management, communication and dealing with difficult situations.


The Centre has outstanding facilities that include; a Crime Scene House, a Hydra Minerva Suite and Crime Scene Laboratories. See the International Centre for Policing and Security facilities

Contact us

Professor Colin Rogers
Director of Policing
[email protected]

Professor Christian Kaunert
Director of Terrorism and Security 
[email protected]

Helen C. Martin
Academic Subject Manager for Police Sciences and Security
[email protected]


The International Centre for Policing and Security
The Elaine Morgan Building
Lower Glyntaf Campus, University of South Wales
Cemetery Road
Glyntaff, Pontypridd,
CF37 4BD

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