Policing the Pandemic

**WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING SERVING POLICE OFFICERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS STUDY. Please email if you would like to find out more about taking part.**

“How do police officers make sense of, experience and use the new powers and responsibilities they have obtained through the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020?”

The rapid and deadly spread of COVID-19 has led governments to seek to curtail social interactions between citizens in order to slow the spread of the virus. This research project seeks to understand the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic on the work of police officers in the United Kingdom.

Police Ethnography Research Collaboration (PERC)

The Police Ethnography Research Collaboration (PERC) is a multidisciplinary research team committed to the use of ethnography as a means to study policing, police organisations and police work. The primary focus of the PERC team has been a long-term study of police officers’ use of discretion. Find out more here.