The Isle of Man’s national police service has become the latest to invest in an accredited crime prevention qualification for its officers, in support of the re-launch of Neighbourhood Policing on the island.
Officers and partner agency colleagues are undertaking the accredited Level 3 Award in Introduction to Crime Prevention qualification delivered by the Police Crime Prevention Academy, the established provider of police training and the only ProQual approved centre with the exclusive link to Secured by Design.
Formed in 1863, the constabulary police’s the island’s 221 square miles, ensuring the safety of its 80,000 residents. The force is split into four neighbourhood policing teams (NPT) – the Northern NPT, the Western NPT, the Southern NPT and the Eastern NPT.
Darren Richards, Temporary Chief Inspector, Isle of Man Police, said: “It is vitally important that we invest in training for our work force within the Neighbourhood Specialist roles. This will ultimately give the officers the skills to identify the root cause of crime, and deal with a particular issue using a problem solving approach to ensure there is no reoccurrence and that crime rates remain low on the island.
“Our partners included representatives from both probation and the fire service.
“As part of the programme officers have been given bespoke local projects to look at helping to reduce crime and keeping people safe”.
Speaking on behalf of the Police Crime Prevention Academy, the Head of Academy Guy Collyer said, “The Academy is delighted to have the opportunity to support the Isle of Man Constabulary in its drive to work in partnership with local communities and other agencies on the island to help reduce and prevent crime.
“Locations like the Isle of Man have a unique outlook which the Academy can reflect in the content of crime prevention qualifications and events that are delivered locally.”
The accredited Level 3 Award in Introduction to Crime Prevention qualification is appropriate for anyone whose role will involve providing practical crime prevention advice to communities. This includes being able to undertake domestic surveys and make appropriate recommendations incorporating suitable security products. The Level 3 qualification can be dovetailed into CPD for officers and staff, as well as providing a stepping stone to the specialist qualification of the Level 4 Certificate in Crime Prevention for Practitioners.
The Academy 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.
The Academy maintains close working links with the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), as well as senior police officers from across the UK, and is the established supplier to the police service for crime prevention learning & development. As part of PCPI, the Academy is affiliated with the Secured by Design (SBD) initiative.
In addition to being the established supplier to the police service for crime prevention learning & development, the Academy also delivers a number of qualifications to the private sector and seeks to work closely with local authorities and relevant specialists such as architects and planners.
Further information about the range of accredited qualifications offered by the Police Crime Prevention Academy can be obtained by visiting https://www.crimepreventionacademy.com/ or emailing: