Sofie De Kimpe is full professor of Criminology and Policing and Vice-Chair of the Department of Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her main research interests focus on police, police education, police organization, police practices (e.g. stop & search, police interrogation of young offenders, policing drugs) and police policy (e.g. the impact of policing terrorism policy on polarisation in society). Since 2018 she has chaired the EU Cost Action on POLICE STOPS together with Mike Rowe (University of Liverpool). Besides her scientific activities at the university she is also on the editorial board of Panopticon and of the International Journal of Police Science and Management. Since 1999, she has been active on the directory board of the Flemish Centre of Policing and Security, and is also a founder, and current member, of the Steering Group of the ESC Working Group on Policing.