About Us

We are a 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.

Our partners

We act as a catalyst to bring organisations together to reduce crime and the fear of crime, and create safer communities. Our partners include the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Local Authorities, British and European standards authorities, trade associations, test houses, certification bodies, the construction industry, manufacturers and many other organisations. This provides PCPI with the ability to influence and support the wider police service.


We are a not-for-profit organisation. We raise our own money at no cost to the Police Service or the public purse. This financial freedom enables PCPI to be agile and to deliver difficult crime and police demand reduction projects within very short time periods.


Following the demise of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) took the opportunity to provide a home to PCPI on behalf of the National Police Service. Being a police organisation, we have close working links with the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) and Police and Crime Commissioners.

Police CPI Governance

Police CPI has a governance board whose members include senior police officers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.

As of April 2023:
Board Chair:

Gavin Stephens QPM, Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)


Robin Merrett: Head of Operational Oversight, MOPAC; former Assistant Chief Constable of Sussex

Guy Ferguson: Chief Executive Officer, PCPI; former Detective Chief Superintendent Metropolitan Police Service

Stephen Watson: Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police

Angela McLaren: Commissioner at the City of London Police

Lesley Robinson: Chief Executive Officer, British Marine

Rosemary Scully: Company Director, former lead partner at KPMG with responsibility for policing and home affairs

Pam Kelly: Chief Constable of Gwent

Gary Ritchie: Assistant Chief Constable Police Scotland

Serena Kennedy: Chief Constable of Merseyside

Mark McEwan: Assistant Chief Constable of PSNI

21st century crime prevention

Besides our highly successful SBD initiative, we have spearheaded other innovative and ground-breaking crime prevention projects including:

  • launching our Police Crime Prevention Academy to provide a new generation of Ofqual accredited qualifications in crime prevention and designing out crime following an initial agreement in 2017 with the College of Policing
  • administering the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s alarms policy, which has resulted in more than 1 million fewer calls to the police per annum to respond to false alarms or alarms involving faulty equipment
  • becoming the accreditation body for Business Crime Reduction Partnerships, which seek to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in towns and cities around the country
  • conducting due diligence on all companies applying to use delegated police powers via the Community Accreditation Scheme (CSAS)

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