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

Police & Crime Bulletin for April 2019

Report praises Thames Valley Police’s approach to domestic abuse

A new report has praised a pilot scheme aiming to improve the outcomes for domestic abuse victims in the Thames Valley.

Police & Crime Bulletin for March 2019

PCC awards £800,000 funding to tackle youth violence and knife crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has awarded £800,000 to 14 organisations across the Thames Valley to deliver projects to tackle youth violence, knife crime and exploitation.

How Thames Valley Police are fighting knife crime

The challenge of tackling knife crime requires strong leadership and clear vision rather than knee jerk reactions. In Thames Valley we have not been immune from the increase in violent crime, including knife crime that has been seen across the country.

Op Sceptre - Knives surrendered as part of national week of action

As part of the national week long campaign that ran from Tuesday 18 September to Monday 24 September, knife surrender bins were placed into 16 police stations across the Thames Valley. This was to prevent unwanted knives from finding their way onto the streets.