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Johannes P. (JP) Oosthuizen is Director of the University's Institute of Policing and Senior Lecturer in Criminology. He is a former Dorset police officer with 14 years’ experience, having conducted attachments with the FBI in the USA (2008 & 2013) and Dutch Police in Europe (2007-11) (to research counter-terrorism, neighbourhood policing and private-sector partnership strategies). Towards the end of his police career, he was the Project Manager of a strategic review of neighbourhood policing in Dorset (2013-15) in order to modernise and enhance its operation and practice. He is currently a Professional Doctorate student with the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) at the University of Portsmouth, completing a thesis on the changes occurring within neighbourhood policing in England & Wales, by collaborating with Dorset Police on the outcomes of their strategic Neighbourhood Policing Review called Project Genesis.

JP has held posts as a part-time lecturer at the University of Greenwich (Forensic Criminology, 2014-15), University of West London (Comparative Criminal Justice, Homicide Investigation, Crime Scene Investigation & Terrorism, 2013-15) and the University of Portsmouth (Criminology & Criminal Justice, 2013-15). He was also a Visiting Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY), teaching at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice whilst under secondment with the College of Policing (2013), teaching Comparative Criminal Justice to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

In 2017, he set up the Institute of Policing, a collaboration between the University of Winchester, the College of Policing and criminal justice partners. The IoP is designed to facilitate undergraduate studies for police officers enrolled in the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), for students contemplating a career in policing, or anyone wishing to study policing, criminology or forensic science.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Higher Education Academy Associate Fellowship (AFHEA).


Conferences and workshop papers

  • Oosthuizen, J.P., & Wakefield, A. (2017). Project Genesis: A strategic review of Neighbourhood Policing in Dorset. Next Generation Community Policing Conference (pp 1-10). Crete: Springer
  • Oosthuizen, J.P. (2017). Next Generation Community Policing Conference, Heraklion, Greece
  • Oosthuizen, J.P. (2014). Reappraising Private Security: Practices, Partnerships & prospects workshop, University of Portsmouth in collaboration with GaPS (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Oosthuizen, J.P. (2013). Cyber Security Partnerships In: Exploring New Security Frontiers Conference, Australian Institute of Police Management, New South Wales, Australia
  • Oosthuizen, J.P. (2012). Police modernisation through private sector outsourcing: a comparative case study In: British Society of Criminology Postgraduate Conference, University of Portsmouth
  • Oosthuizen, J.P. (2012). Splitting the Bill: Private security partnership in austere times In: ICJS Winter School Conference, University of Portsmouth
  • Oosthuizen, J.P. (2011). Policing and Local Partnerships: delivering security at a community level In: Criminology Symposium, University of Portsmouth
  • Oosthuizen, J.P. (2010). Safer Neighbourhood Policing from a British Perspective In: Dutch Policing Conference, Maastricht, Holland
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