How to participate

In this section, you will find information on how you can participate in our visible policing project.

Become a visual researcher

We are also looking for residents in Penrith, Manchester, Blackpool, and Leeds to participate in our study.

Benefits to taking part:

  • Gain professional photography training for research purposes.
  • Opportunity to contribute your photographs to a professional curated exhibition.
  • Opportunity for you and your work to feature in a documentary film about the project.

What is involved:

  • Photographing police stations in your own time over a one month period using either your own mobile phone/camera or one provided by the project.
  • taking part in a 1 hour face-to-face interview with a member of the project team.

If you are a resident in Penrith, Manchester, Blackpool, or Leeds and are interested in taking part then please contact us on the email address provided below giving your name, age and gender.

Submit your photographs on visible policing

We are looking for people across the globe to participate in our study by:

  • Photographing contemporary policing. This could include (but is not limited to) buildings, vehicles, social media, toys, and other representations of the police you encounter.
  • Having the option to provide accompanying text to the photograph, stating what your photograph means to you.
  • Letting us know the location and when the photograph was taken.
  • Sending this content to the email address below.

Your photographs can:

  • Include current or former (now closed) police stations.
  • Capture the whole building or specific parts that you feel are important or interesting.

Your photographs/text must not:

  • Include any person(s) or any information relating to an individual (for example vehicle registration plates)

Additional points:

  • Your photographs and/or text may feature in any future publications or content disseminated (including a documentary film and photography exhibition) as part of the project. This will not include your name.
  • None of your personal information (including email address) will be shared or used for any other purpose. We might contact you in relation to the project, but nothing else.

If you are interested in contributing to this part of the study then please email your photographs of contemporary policing and written text to the email address below.