The Police Crime Prevention Academy is offering specialised support to Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales who have been successful with their Safer Streets Fund bids.
Officers from eight police forces across the country are amongst the latest to undertake the accredited Level 4 Certificate in Crime Prevention for Practitioners qualification delivered by the Police Crime Prevention Academy.
Lancashire Constabulary are continuing to improve the service it offers to the public by investing in an accredited crime prevention qualification for its officers.
West Midlands Police Design Out Crime manager Mark Silvester has paid tribute to a number of the force’s staff who have successfully completed specialist accredited crime prevention qualifications through the Police Crime Prevention Academy.
Lesley Nesbitt, Crime Prevention Design Advisor (CPDA) at the University of Oxford, has gained the Police Crime Prevention Academy’s Level 5 Diploma in Crime Prevention – Designing Out Crime. This is the recognised qualification for police Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs) as well as those in roles that involve providing specialist advice on the subject.
A Business Crime Reduction Partnership (BCRP) manager from south London has become the first person to successfully achieve the Police Crime Prevention Academy’s recently launched Mental Health Awareness First Aid Awareness qualification, which is accessible as distance learning.
The Police Crime Prevention Academy and the Met Police are working together on an initiative which will enable officers to convert existing College of Policing or Home Office Crime Reduction Centre courses into an accredited qualification.