The Academy

The Police Crime Prevention Academy assumed delivery of all crime prevention courses from the College of Policing in 2017, with the simple aim being to upskill staff around all aspects of crime prevention learning and development both within a police and security industry context.

The Police Crime Prevention Academy is an established crime prevention learning and development supplier, providing accredited qualifications and courses for the police, public and private sectors, as well as delivering bespoke events and webinars tailored to meet individual force or organisational needs.

The Academy offer learning and development that will upskill officers and staff across a range of subjects, enabling them to effectively support the delivery of the National Crime and Policing Measures.

As Government initiatives such as Safer Streets, Places of Worship and Violence Against Women and Girls continue to gain momentum, the Academy is here to provide you with all your training needs including Crime Prevention, Problem Solving and the Sanctuary Scheme.

  • Online courses can be completed using a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
  • It will take approximately 2 hours to complete including a test at the end. Certification is also provided.
  • It is the only ProQual Approved Centre with the exclusive link to the Secured by Design (SBD) initiative.

Funding bids for the Safer Streets Fund can include training for upskilling teams.

The Academy is a not-for-profit organisation, owned by the police and maintains close working links with the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and senior police officers from across the UK, as well as with subject matter experts, academics and policymakers to ensure that qualification and course content is current for delivery and assessment.

The Academy is an approved centre for the awarding body ProQual, for the first time providing formally accredited and portable qualifications in crime prevention and designing out crime.

You can find the Academy’s full prospectus and more information at:

For further information contact Guy Collyer

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