Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES)

Logo: TILESThe Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies (TILES), formed by the University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (DPFEM), is based at the University of Tasmania and formally operates within the Faculty of Arts. The Institute was established in 2002 and it was the first Institute dedicated solely to the study of Law Enforcement at UTAS. It is also the only university research institute in Australia that has a formal partnership with a police organisation. TILES academics and professional staff are highly qualified and have extensive experience in research and teaching. TILES’ research is well recognised locally, nationally and internationally and its reputation is built on professionalism and innovation.

The following theme areas are currently undertaken by the Institute:

  • Forensic Studies.
  • Policing Vulnerable Populations.
  • Drug and Alcohol Law Enforcement.
  • Interagency Collaboration.
  • Policing and the Media.
  • Risk Assessment.

The Institute provides supervision of Research Higher Degrees (PhD & MA) and is engaged in teaching the Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies) and Forensic Studies at the University of Tasmania.

If you are interested in undertaking research with the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management (DPFEM) please complete the Application Form.

For further information about TILES, visit their website at www.utas.edu.au/tiles