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RAF take crime prevention course

The Royal Air Force (RAF) have become the first part of the British military to have personnel take accredited crime prevention qualifications.

Some 18 RAF Police from bases within the UK and abroad attended the classroom phase of the Level 4 Certificate in Crime Prevention for Practitioners at RAF Honington in March. The qualifications were delivered by the Police Crime Prevention Academy, who worked with the RAF Police Training Delivery to deliver the first accredited crime prevention qualification taken by a military police service.

Academy Head of Learning and Development Guy Collyer said, “It is always a pleasure to support the work of our armed forces. We sometimes forget that they have their own communities to look after as well as the nation. Preventing crime is viewed as a priority and we are happy to be able to provide these qualifications to those who find them useful.”

The Level 4 Certificate is for those working in a specialist crime prevention role. The course covers 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 among accredited, regulated and portable qualifications in crime prevention and designing out crime which began in September 2018. They’re for police and others that have a statutory duty to work on crime, in local government, fire and rescue, health and probation. The qualifications are also available to private sector businesses, such as security managers, architects and planners.

As well as scheduled national delivery, the qualifications can be delivered locally depending on numbers. To find out more contact:


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