Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) 1: Priority and volume crime

Volume crime is defined as any crime that, through its sheer volume, has a significant impact on the community and the ability of the local police to tackle it.

Volume crime often includes priority crimes such as street robbery, burglary and vehicle-related criminality, but can also include criminal damage, assaults or non-crime issues such as antisocial behaviour.

In today's policing climate, priority and volume crime will often include responding to and protecting vulnerable people and ensuring appropriate safeguarding procedures are instigated.

Find out more about the Investigator – Volume and Priority (PIP1) role.

These programmes are licensed to forces and law enforcement agencies for local delivery and usually require the student to be employed as a police officer or police staff investigator by a relevant organisation.


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