* The Geographies of Missing People project has been nominated by the University of Glasgow for entry to the Times Higher Education 'Research project of the year' awards
* The team are involved in writing outputs from the project this month.
* During April and May Olivia along with Penny are attending and presenting research results at several College of Policing PNSC PoISA CPD events - ‘Missing in the 21st Century’ - including Ryton, Tulliallan & Bramshill.
* The geographies of missing people team have been invited to contribute to the development of a National Missing Persons Strategy for Scotland. In May Hester, Penny and Olivia will attend the second strategy meeting of the Scottish Government working group and Hester will lead a presentation of the key findings from our research and how they impact on a Scottish strategy.
* The geographies of missing people research has been recognised for its value to policing and via Police Scotland’s National Missing Persons Coordinator – Superintendent Andy McKay - findings and recommendations from the research have been embedded in the newly design standard operation procedure (SOP) for Police Scotland officers. The SOP and further training will be rolled out over the coming year.
* The new redesigned website of the charity Missing People launched and as part of their ongoing commitment to our research and its findings the geographies of missing people project outputs feature: https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/about-us/about-the-issue.html
* The Glasgow team are currently busy collecting and collating responses from the SPC ‘Leadership Programme’ for Sergeants via a 6 month follow up evaluation.
* This month accessible via Online First: Fyfe, N., Stevenson, O. and Woolnough, P (2014) Missing persons: the processes and challenges of police investigation, Policing and Society , http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2014.881812. The paper draws on missing person case reconstructions and interviews with the officers involved with these cases to provide insights in to the different stages of the investigative process and some of the key influences which shape the trajectory of a missing person's investigation.
* During April and May Olivia along with Penny are attending and presenting research results at several College of Policing PNSC PoISA CPD events including Ryton, Tulliallan & Bramshill.
* Geographies of missing people features in the Spring 2014 issue of Translational Criminology. It can be viewed and downloaded at http://cebcp.org/wp-content/TCmagazine/TC6-Spring2014
* In January the team was invited to provide a joint response to Police Scotland’s National Missing Person Strategy, which they did via the SLB briefing paper and accompanying documents.
* In February Olivia will travel to Bramshill for 3 days to meet with PNSC to find out about their existing provision and progress embedding our research in their training for PolSA’s.
* The Glasgow team are currently busy collecting and collating responses from PNSC Police Search Advisor 6 month follow up evaluations and later this month will be doing the same in Scotland.