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“Reducing crime and the number of victims of crime is our upmost priority” - Police Crime Prevention Academy deliver more accredited crime prevention qualifications

The Police Crime Prevention Academy have been delivering their accredited crime prevention qualifications to police officers from across the UK this month.

Officers from Lancashire Constabulary, West Mercia Police, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hampshire Constabulary and Avon & Somerset Police have been undertaking the Level 4 Certificate in Crime Prevention for Practitioners in Birmingham as part of national delivery of the qualifications.

Speaking on behalf of the Police Crime Prevention Academy, the Head of Academy Guy Collyer said, “We continue to build upon our portfolio of courses. Reducing crime and the number of victims of crime is our upmost priority and it is very pleasing to see these courses being delivered to police, local authority and security sector personnel. It provides them with the opportunity to work together and reduce crime in a proven way.”

The Level 4 Certificate in Crime Prevention for Practitioners is a qualification for those who are in a specialist crime prevention role. The content includes the context of crime; the application of a problem solving process; correct and effective use of security products; site security surveys and environmental visual audits; working in partnerships and related legislation; and running a crime prevention initiative.

The Level 4 Certificate provides a stepping stone to the Level 5 Diploma in Crime Prevention – Designing Out Crime.

The certificate is part of the new generation of accredited, regulated and portable qualifications in crime prevention and designing out crime which became available from September 2018. The qualifications provide learning and CPD opportunities for those within the Police Service and other public organisations that have a statutory duty around delivering safer communities. This includes Local Authority departments, Community Safety Partnerships, Fire and Rescue, Health and Probation services. The qualifications are also available and relevant to private sector businesses, such as security staff and managers, architects and planners.

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As well as scheduled national delivery, the qualifications can be delivered locally dependent on delegate numbers and available budget of an organisation. To find out more about the qualifications delivered by the Academy and scheduled dates for delivery in 2019/2020, please contact:

The Police Crime Prevention Academy is just one initiative belonging to Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) and is an Approved Centre for the awarding body, ProQual. The accredited qualifications which it delivers are regulated by Ofqual.

PCPI is a police owned organisation that works on behalf of Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives across the UK. It is a non-profit organisation and Board Members include senior police officers from each of the four Home Nations who control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.