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NaVCIS collaborate with Police Crime Prevention Academy to tackle rural crime

NaVCIS, the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service, have been supporting the Police Crime Prevention Academy in the delivery of the Academy’s Level 3 & 4 crime prevention qualifications, to raise awareness of the work that they do tackling vehicle crime connected with the rural, plant, haulage and leisure industries.

NaVCIS is a national police unit that works to protect communities in the UK from the harm of vehicle finance crime and associated serious and organised crime. NaVCIS work closely with partner agencies across law enforcement and the private sector in order to better understand and mitigate the threats posed by theft and fraud to the vehicle finance sector, national freight and haulage industry, plant machinery and leisure vehicle industries and users.

As part of the Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications provided by the Police Crime Prevention Academy, NaVCIS have been providing training around issues relating to the theft of Agricultural and Plant equipment.

Head of the Academy Guy Collyer said: “The Academy has been delighted to have the opportunity to work with NaVCIS and make delegates aware of this vital national resource. In addition, many of our delegates come from forces and organisations which geographically include a significant rural area, so an input that references practical ways to work with rural communities to help prevent and reduce crime is proving very useful.”

Detective Chief Inspector Brett Mallon, NaVCIS, said: “NaVCIS has subject matter experts and unique relationships that bridge industry and law enforcement. On behalf of UK policing we gather the national picture on the theft of heavy plant and agricultural machinery, so that we can quickly identify, influence and assist the response to these crimes that blight our rural areas.

“Our work with the Police Crime Prevention Academy is incredibly valuable in providing consistent, high quality crime prevention advice that is vital to keep our communities safe”.

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The accredited Level 3 Award in Introduction to Crime Prevention qualification is appropriate for anyone whose role will involve providing practical crime prevention advice to communities. This includes being able to undertake domestic surveys and make appropriate recommendations incorporating suitable security products. The Level 3 qualification can be dovetailed into CPD for officers and staff, as well as providing a stepping stone to the specialist qualification of the Level 4 Certificate in Crime Prevention for Practitioners.

The Police Crime Prevention Academy (PCPA) is part of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI), the police-owned organisation that works on behalf of the Police Service throughout the UK to deliver a wide range of crime prevention and police demand reduction initiatives.

The Academy maintains close working links with the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), as well as senior police officers from across the UK, and is the established supplier to the police service for crime prevention learning & development. As part of PCPI, the Academy is affiliated with the Secured by Design (SBD) initiative.

The Academy, as an approved centre of the awarding body ProQual, has been delivering the nationally recognised generation of Ofqaul regulated qualifications in crime prevention and designing out crime since September 2018. Its links to the Police Service ensures that the qualifications are regularly reviewed and updated to keep pace with changing patterns of criminal behaviour.

In addition the Academy also delivers a number of qualifications to the private sector, is an APSE Approved Partner for local authorities and provide RIBA approved presentation as part of the recognised CPD for architects.

Further information about the range of accredited qualifications offered by the Police Crime Prevention Academy can be obtained by visiting or emailing: