Police Crime Prevention Initiatives
Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) was set up in 1989 by the Police Service and is a police owned organisation that works on behalf of Police & Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables to deliver a wide range of innovative and ground-breaking crime prevention and demand reduction initiatives to support the UK Police Service, Government and the general public.
PCPI is a not-for-profit organisation, which raises its own money and delivers significant crime reductions at no cost to the Police Service or the public purse. It maintains close working links with the National Police Chiefs’ Council National Leads and Committees and senior police officers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland control and direct the work PCPI carries out on behalf of the Police Service.
As a national crime prevention provider, PCPI has achieved some significant successes. In its work with National Government, it has influenced National Planning Policy and Building Regulations to embed crime prevention within the planning and build process. PCPI’s Secured by Design initiative in particular is also recognised by Housing Associations and Local Authorities for the reduction in crime and the fear of crime, reduced maintenance costs and the general feeling of well-being it instils in communities.
Besides the highly successful Secured by Design initiative, PCPI spearheaded other innovative and ground-breaking crime prevention projects aimed at protecting the public and reducing the demand on the police service.
Further information: PCPI website