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.
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.
From ACPO to MOPAC
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.
PCPI has a governance board whose members include senior police officers from each of the four Home Nations and control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.
As of January 2019:
Robin Merrett, Head of Operational Oversight, MOPAC; former Assistant Chief Constable of Sussex
Guy Ferguson: Chief Executive Officer, PCPI
Stephen Watson: Chief Constable of South Yorkshire; National Police Chiefs’ Council national lead for crime prevention
Julian Williams: Chief Constable, Gwent Police
Martin Hewitt: Assistant Commissioner, Front-line Policing, Metropolitan Police; Vice-chair of National Police Chiefs’ Council (to be Chair of NPCC from April 2019)
Stephen Martin: Acting Deputy Chief Constable, Police Service of Northern Ireland
Steve Johnson: Assistant Chief Constable, Specialist Crime and Intelligence, Police Scotland
Rebecca Lawrence: Chief Executive MOPAC
Lesley Robinson: Chief Executive Officer, British Marine
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 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)