Academy support Home Office with specialist training

The Police Crime Prevention Academy are currently working with the Home Office, providing training with a focus on crime prevention and designing out crime.

Head of Academy Guy Collyer said, “We value the opportunity to assist Home Office staff in gaining a more detailed understanding of this critical work within policing.”

The Home Office is instrumental in protecting the public and keeping people safe, and recently launched the second £20m round of the Safer Streets Fund for Police and Crime Commissioners and Local Authorities to invest in a range of crime prevention measures across high crime areas in England and Wales.

The Police Crime Prevention Academy is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, the police owned, non-profit organisation that works on behalf of the police service, throughout the UK, delivering a wide range of crime prevention and police demand reduction initiatives.

The Academy maintains close working links with the National Police Chiefs’ Council, as well as senior police officers, and is the established supplier to the police service for crime prevention learning and development.

Not only does the Academy offer a local delivery option that significantly reduces costs, it provides the flexibility to dovetail content into Continued Professional Development (CPD) and to reflect local issues.

The Academy also delivers several qualifications to the private sector, working closely with local authorities and relevant specialists such as architects and planners, and offers a number of distance and virtual learning qualifications. The Academy prides itself in keeping the quality of qualifications at a premium and the costs at a minimum.