Prevention and early intervention

Improving safeguarding in physical and virtual space

A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) noted ‘The police service must place as much emphasis on preventing crime as it does on responding to and investigating crime once it has happened.’ Prevention or earlier intervention with children, young adults, and people with multiple needs who come into repeated contact with the police is the key to ending ‘revolving door’ offending.

Prevention and early intervention are vast in scope but the following areas require particular attention:

• Cyber and digital crime (henceforth referred to as ‘cybercrime’)

• Young people at risk

• Perceptions of crime

• Whole place approaches

News

Violence Reduction Units in focus

In 2019 the Home Office announced that 18 Police and Crime Commissioners in areas worst affected by violent crime would share £35 million to establish Violence Reduction Units (VRUs), with a further £35 million provided for 2020/21.

Police & Crime Bulletin July 2020

Three men convicted of the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper

Today three men, Henry Long, aged 19, Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, both aged 18, have been convicted of the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper.

Police & Crime Bulletin June 2020

Tributes paid to victims of the Forbury Gardens attack

On Saturday 27th June a virtual vigil will be held in tribute to the victims of last week's appalling attack in Forbury Gardens.