Indian Police Officers Study Visits

Study Tour – 6-10th February 2017.

The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice hosted a study visit for 5 senior police officers from Delhi, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh. The police officers were accompanied by 2 academics from the National Law University Delhi who have been assisting with the project.


Study Tour – 27 November – 1 December 2017.

The study tour met with a number of senior police and criminology experts across the week, including the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, Simon Cole, Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Force, Martin Hewitt, Metropolitan Police Borough Commander Parm Sandhu and policing expert and Professor of Criminology, Betsy Stanko OBE.

The week concluded with a visit to Southall Black Sisters, an organisation that provides support to BME women who are victims of domestic violence, with a presentation from founding member and director, Pragna Patel.

Dr Sunita Toor, principal lecturer in criminology at Sheffield Hallam’s HKC, is leading the project Improving access to justice for women and girl victims of violence and organised the study visit which is focused on future police leaders of India and their leadership development.

Indian police delegation with Dr Sunita Toor (middle)

Dr Toor said: “This intense study week – which takes the group away from their day-to-day duties – will hopefully provide some of India’s most senior police officers with the opportunity to think more holistically about their own working practices and begin to consider how they might adapt their own procedures to tackle this complex issue.