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 November 2019

100 arrests, £65,000 in cash seized and £17,000 worth of drugs taken off the streets

A week of action to target “County Lines” drug dealing has seen significant results with 100 people arrested, as well as significant cash and drugs seizures, as part of Operation Stronghold.

Action on fraud - not Action Fraud

Since the revelations by The Times newspaper that unearthed the failings of Action Fraud earlier this year, no-one can be under any impression that the mechanism for dealing with fraud, online crime and scams is fit for purpose in this country.

Police & Crime Bulletin for October 2019

183 new police officers announced in first phase of recruitment

The Home Office have announced the first tranche of police officer recruitment to meet the pledge of 20,000 new officers promised by the Government.

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.