About Us

The Police Crime Prevention Academy (PCPA) is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), the police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and police demand reduction initiatives.

As part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, the PCPA is affiliated with the Secured by Design (SBD) initiative, so are the leading experts in delivering Secured by Design standards and guidance.

The accredited qualifications offered by the PCPA replaced the crime prevention and designing out crime courses previously offered by the College of Policing. The occupational experience of PCPA staff combined with PCPA’s links to the Police Service and subject matter experts ensures that the qualifications are kept up to date to keep pace with changing patterns of criminal behaviour.

In addition to being the established supplier to the police service for crime prevention learning & development, the PCPA also deliver a number of qualifications to the private sector, customer-facing staff at visitor attractions and key professions involved in urban design such as architects and planners.

Our qualifications and events are open to everyone who is engaged in policing, security and supporting safer communities

For more information on how we can help with your training and qualifications needs contact us 

Meet the Team

Guy Collyer OBE FSyI - Head of Police Crime Prevention Academy

Guy Collyer has worked at Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) since January 2017. Within this non profit organisation, Guy leads the Police Crime Prevention Academy, responsible for delivering qualifications for police, security and other key roles focused on reducing crime in the UK.

Prior to this, Guy spent 30 years in the UK Police Service and 3 years at INTERPOL with a focus on Counter Terrorism issues. As National Coordinator for Biological Security, Guy was the author of a number of publications including ‘Personnel Security Standards for Laboratories’. The aim of this guidance was to combat the insider threat and protect high risk biological materials. Guy went on to work on projects aimed at protecting the critical national infrastructure within the UK.

During a 3 year tenure at INTERPOL, Guy was the Head of the BioTerrorism Prevention Unit. During this time, Guy and his team devised many training delivery programs that were delivered around the world, including the creation of a Biosecurity working group in West Africa during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

Guy has been the author of 6 UK Government publications and published in a number of peer reviewed journals. In 2002 he was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List, for public service.