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 F.ISRM - Head of 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.

Guy spent 30 years in the UK Police Service working in London and Hampshire before being seconded to the National Counter Terrorism Security Office and after, the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure. His specialism is the protection of chemical and biological materials. During this time, he also represented the UK on the EU CBRN Task Force and worked closely with other intelligence agencies. In 2011 he was made an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours for public service.  

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 programs that were delivered around the world, including the creation of a Biosecurity working group in West Africa during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. He also contributed to meetings and working groups within the FBI, UN, WHO and the G7 Global Partnership. Guy was awarded the Afghanistan National Police Medal of Honour in 2014, for his work in developing and delivering Counter Terrorism training programmes.

As well as his work with PCPI, Guy still works as a consultant for the United Nations.