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Sheffield crime course

The Sheffield Safer Neighbourhood Services (SNS) team, who manage crime reduction in the city, recently took the Level 3 Introduction to Crime Prevention qualification delivered by the Police Crime Prevention Academy. South Yorkshire Police officers, staff from Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Fire and Rescue, are pictured taking the qualification. It’s the first time the Police Crime Prevention Academy delivered to a multi-agency group covering a specific area.

Speaking on behalf of the Academy, the Head of Learning and Development Guy Collyer said: “We have been very pleased to work with these agencies in Sheffield and think it is a model that other cities will follow. Different agencies working together to solve problems and prevent crime is the most effective way forward in todays’ society”.

Sergeant Simon Kirkham from the Sheffield SNS said: “What is exceptional about this qualification, in addition to the fantastic skills it provides for the participants and Sheffield District, is that it’s truly a partnership initiative. This course is the first of its kind, with officers from the police, Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue taking part and reflecting the already close working relationship we have with partners in Sheffield. This must be the way forward for multi-agency safety partnerships”.

About the Level 3 Introduction to Crime Prevention Award

It teaches a structured approach to conducting a site security survey and making suitable recommendations, including suitable security products. The Level 3 Award 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.

After assuming responsibility from the College of Policing for the running of crime prevention and designing out crime courses in the UK, the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) Crime Prevention Academy has been delivering a new nationally recognised generation of ProQual approved and OFQUAL accredited qualifications in crime prevention and designing out crime since September 2018. All qualifications are available for police, councils and security staff and others with an interest in building security such as architects and planners. Visit


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