Welcome to the Hydra Foundation.
 

The Hydra foundation is the community of ideas supporting the Hydra immersive learning methodologies. There are 85 Hydra simulation centres throughout the world, this community is focussed on providing real learning and research opportunities for expert practitioners working in the fields of; Emergency Services, Criminal Justice, Military, Government and Humanitarian Agencies.

The Hydra, Minerva and 10KV debriefing methodologies developed by Jonathan Crego, are continually evolving and are shaped by this community of dedicated and passionate people who represent the Hydra Foundation. The purpose of this website is to make available this growing research pool, to expert practitioners and fellow researchers, to further extend the possibilities of the methodologies.

 

Hydra's Core Values

 

The core values of the Hydra Foundation centre on a community of ideas.

This community must feel free to share research, share successes, and share creativity and be encouraged in the development of new and exciting approaches in the design and delivery of immersive methodologies. All of the Hydra community must recognise that the free exchange of ideas is pivotal to its collective identity and purpose. The community spans; public sector, academia, private enterprise and is global. The Hydra Foundation exists, not only to progress this work but also to ensure its existing operational research is made available to its stakeholders.

    • West Midlands Police Hydra Suite Syndicate Room 2
    • West Midlands Police Hydra Suite Control Room
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Sydicate Room 6
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Sydicate Room 5
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite - Minerva Control Room
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Briefing Room 3
    • Avon Fire and Rescue Hydra Suite Briefing Room
    • FLETC Hydra Plenary under construction
    • Bramshill Hydra Syndicate Room 5
    • Bramshill Hydra Syndicate Room 4
    • Bramshill Hydra Syndicate Room 3
    • Bramshill Hydra Control Plenary 2
    • Bramshill Hydra Control Room 2
    • Bramshill Hydra Control Room 1
    •  MPS Hydra Suite Control Room - Leadership Academy
    •  MPS Hydra Suite Pleanry Room - Leadership Academy
    • South Yorkshire Police Hydra Syndicate Room 3
    • South Yorkshire Police Hydra Reception Breakout Area
    • South Yorkshire Police Hydra Plenary Room 4
    • South Yorkshire Police Hydra Control Room 5
    • South Yorkshire Police Hydra Control Room 3
    • University of South Wales Hydra Syndicate Room 3
    •  University of South Wales Hydra Syndicate Room 2
    • University of South Wales Hydra Control Room
    • North Hants Fire Hydra Suite Control Room
    • North Hants Fire Hydra Suite Syndicate Room 2
    • North Hants Fire Hydra Suite Syndicate Room 1
    • Merseyside Police Hydra Syndicate Room on cctv
    • Merseyside Police Hydra Syndicate Room
    • Merseyside Police Hydra Syndicate Room on cctv
    • Merseyside Police Hydra Control Room 3
    • Merseyside Police Hydra Control Room 1
    • Merseyside Police Hydra Control Room 2
    • WAPA Hydra Syndicate Room
    • WAPA Hydra Control Room
    • Tyne & Wear Fire White Syndicate Room
    • Tyne & Wear Fire Plenary Room Exercise
    • Tyne & Wear Fire Hydra Control Room
    • Hydra Syndicate 3
    • Hydra Control Room 2
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Syndicate Room 3
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Syndicate Room 2
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Plenary Room
    • Cheshire Police Hydra Control Room 1
    • LAPD Hydra Control 2
    • LAPD Hydra Control 1
    • Victoria Police Control Room - Plenary Panoramic
    • Victoria Police Control Room - Facilitators in Action
    • Victoria Police Control Room - In Action
    • Victoria Police Yellow Syndicate Room
    • Victoria Police Cyan Syndicate Room
    • Victoria Police Blue Syndicate Room
    • Control Room at Scottish Police College
    • 10kv Workshop

Hydra Foundation Directors


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Prof. Jonathan Crego Ph.D. M.B.E.


Jonathan is the designer and owner of Hydra, Minerva and 10,000 Volts debriefing methodologies. He has driven these methodologies for over 25 years in Policing, Fire Service, Counter Terrorism, Major Incident and Multi Agency management of critical incidents. He holds research Chairs at the University of Liverpool Institute of Psychology, Society and Health and the Department of Criminology at Portsmouth University. He has delivered over 350 debriefing events with expert practitioners in areas such as catastrophic disaster, child abuse and murder investigation

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Prof. Laurence Alison Ph.D. C.Psychol (Forensic)


Laurence Alison has an international track record of publishing on the subject of high stakes decision making, investigative profiling and investigative interviewing. His core area of interest is social cognition and the processes by which individuals make sense of uncertain, high risk, ambiguous, complex or contradictory information, with special reference to decision inertia, anticipatory thinking and the use of simulated environments and debriefing tools to train practitioners to overcome decision inertia and to increase the efficacy of multi agency communication.

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Blog Posts

BTP run simultaneous dual site HITC exercise

    • BTP Remote Hydra Syndicate  - Cardiff
The 17th May 2016 saw the culmination of over 10 years thinking and planning: The delivery of a multi-site Hydra exercise. Over a decade ago, the Hydra Foundation identified an educational requirement to run a Hydra event involving multiple syndicates located across different sites, and to meet that immediate need, we…

British Transport Police upgrade London to Hydra in the Cloud

    • BTP London Hydra in the Cloud Suite Control Room
British Transport Police London have now upgraded their Hydra Suite in West Kensington to the latest Hydra in the Cloud Technology.   The Hydra Foundation carried out the upgrade last week improving the existing facilities to work with the latest methodologies of Hydra in the Cloud.    Work will continue in Birmingham, Cardiff…

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue now running Hydra in the Cloud

    • County Durham and Darlington Hydra Suite Control Room
The Hydra Foundation have now installed and commissioned Hydra in the Cloud for Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue service at their new training centre.   This is now the 2nd Fire service to run Hydra in the Cloud, the first being North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.    Professor Jonathan Crego MBE, Hydra Foundation…