Harry Barton – Nottingham Trent University

Name: Professor Harry Barton

Organisation: Nottingham Trent University

Disciplinary Area: Human Resource Management; Operations Management; Public Sector Management

Research Area: Operational Police Performance and Management

Role: Research Provider

Email: harry.barton@ntu.ac.uk

Which call are you planning to apply for?
Transnational Organised Crime

What are your research interests?
The history of policing.
Police performance management.
Public policy and the impact on operational policing.
Police recruitment and retention policies with respect to specialist operations.
The future of policing.

What is your offer?
I spent 13 years in the Metropolitan Police as an operational police officer before moving to the Audit Commission as a VFM auditor. Having undertaken numerous local and national audits I then moved into academia as a researcher on both ESRC and EPSRC funded studies. My PhD entitled ‘An analysis of recent reforms of police management in England and Wales’ resulted from a decade of publications focusing on areas of police performance, the future of policing and the nature of ‘lean’ policing as a mechanism of delivering continuous improvement in the delivery of policing services. Most recent areas of study are looking into how levels of trust and confidence in the police service originate.

Who would you like to collaborate with?
I bring an in depth understanding of the nature of policing in the UK and recognise the significant challenges facing the police and other security agencies in maintaining the trust and confidence of the public in delivering their services. Given the sophistication of international organised crime and the incremental use of cyber related activities I am interested in understanding the training requirements of policing/security agencies in combating such increasing threats through the recruitment and retention of appropriate personnel.