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Crime Prevention Qualifications & Training

The Police Crime Prevention Academy are an established crime prevention learning and development supplier, providing accredited qualifications and courses for the public and private sectors as well as delivering bespoke events and webinars tailored to meet your needs.

The Academy is a not-for-profit organisation, owned by the police and the only ProQual Approved Centre with the exclusive link to the Secured by Design (SBD) initiative. 

The Academy maintains close working links with the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and senior police officers from across the UK as well as with subject matter experts, academics and policymakers to ensure that qualification and course content is current for delivery and assessment.

What our delegates are saying

  • Cheshire Constabulary

    "It’s always essential to continually invest in your employees development. This qualification offers many benefits to further enhance knowledge and additional learning which will help the team provide an even better service to the public"

  • Queen Mary University London

    “You are setting a really high bar for other training providers to match, in care for delegates and organisational forward thinking.”

  • West Midlands Police

    "The training provided by the Crime Prevention Academy means that Design Out Crime Team in West Midlands Police can continue to deliver a consistently high level of service to the communities of the West Midlands."

  • Police Service of Northern Ireland

    “This is the first time that officers and staff from the PSNI and staff from the Policing and Community Safety Partnerships have taken part in a Crime Prevention course and they have all found it to be extremely helpful for their roles.”

  • Natalie Reid, Police Scotland

    “I’ve already seen the benefits of undertaking the Level 5 Designing Out Crime qualification via the RPEL pathway and thoroughly recommend the course to anyone with an interest in Designing Out Crime.”

  • Natural History Museum, London

    "Having this qualification really helps to underpin elements of our Natural History Museum security strategy around delivering an exemplary service and protecting our staff, visitors and the collection”

  • Zaffa M’bye, Housing Warden, Sheffield Community Safety Team

    “I’ve done lot of work for the police over the years but this (the Level 3 crime prevention qualification) will stand out as one of my main achievements - I really have learnt a lot.”

  • Sheffield Safer Neighbourhood Services

    “What is exceptional about this qualification, in addition to the fantastic skills it provides for the participants and Sheffield District, is that it’s truly a partnership initiative."

  • Allen Watt, Housing Warden, Sheffield Community Safety Team

    “The good news has just made my year. This was not an easy qualification to achieve it is designed not to be ..but I am so glad the hard work has proved successful.”

  • An Garda Síochána

    “For our Crime Prevention Officers, training provided by the Crime Prevention Academy, has instilled in them a greater confidence in carrying out their role.”