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Home Secretary urges a stronger focus on crime prevention

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid has advocated a stronger focus on crime prevention in a wide ranging speech to Police Chiefs and Police & Crime Commissioners.

In a speech at the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners and National Police Chiefs’ Council Partnership Summit, Mr Javid said that he would be looking at ways to reduce bureaucracy and increase efficiency in the police service, and urged police forces to make better use of taxpayers money through greater collaboration between forces and a stronger focus on crime prevention.

The two day partnership summit brought together senior police leaders, politicians, subject matter experts and decision makers to address some of the most complex issues in policing, community safety and law enforcement. Key themes included police reform, funding, criminal justice transformation and preparing for Brexit.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt showcased Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) – often referred to by its most successful crime prevention initiative Secured by Design - to the delegates at the summit, highlighting the many crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives that PCPI deliver on behalf of Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables across the UK.