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

Cash seized from criminals goes to good causes

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, and Chief Constable, John Campbell, have awarded voluntary and community organisations £106,733 from the Police Property Act Fund.

New Broadmoor Hosptial due to receive first patients before end of the year

At the end of April, the West London NHS Trust took possession of the new Broadmoor Hospital from Kier PLC and have now begun the crucial work of commissioning the site and training the staff on all of its new features.  Last Friday, the local MP, Dr Phillip Lee, together with two senior represen

New local police headquarters secured for Reading

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley has today (22/05) announced the exchange of contracts on a new Area Headquarters for Reading Local Policing Area (LPA).

The new Area Headquarters will be at Atlantic House, located off Imperial Way to the south of Reading town centre.

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.