The Police Crime Prevention Academy is offering specialised support to Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales who have been successful with their Safer Streets Fund bids.
As a result of being contracted by the Home Office to provide support for Designing Out Crime Officers and the offices of Police Crime Commissioners involved in submitting Safer Streets bids, the Academy has developed a workshop that will increase the capacity of community representatives to identify and implement practical solutions which will assist communities in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour.
For more information, or to book a workshop with the Academy, please visit https://www.crimepreventionacademy.com/safer-streets
Safer Streets Fund
Thirty-five police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are to receive funding from a £25 million scheme to crack down on burglary and theft in crime hotspots.
Following a bidding process, grants of up to £550,000 will be provided to PCCs in England and Wales for projects to improve security in areas particularly affected by acquisitive crimes such as burglary, vehicle theft and robbery.
The money will go towards measures proven to cut crime. These include improved home security, simple changes to the design of streets such as locked gates around alleyways, increased street-lighting and the installation of CCTV.
The funding will also be used to train community wardens, deliver local crime prevention advice to residents and establish Neighbourhood Watch schemes.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “I will not stand by while criminals inflict fear and misery on our communities. That is why I set up this fund to ensure we are doing all we can to prevent people falling victim to these crimes”.
Crime and Policing Minister, Kit Malthouse said: “Persistent street crime and burglary have a corrosive effect on a neighbourhood, leaving people apprehensive about leaving their homes, and afraid of what they might encounter when they return.
“But simple modifications like better street lighting or CCTV can do a lot to prevent crime. So alongside more focussed thief-taking by the police, these projects should have a big impact on the communities hardest hit by burglars, robbers and villains in general”.
The Safer Streets Fund forms part of the government’s concerted action to tackle crime.
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