Neighbourhood policing week of action

Published on 14 January 2022
Welcome to the neighbourhood policing week of action – a week celebrating community policing, with opportunities to get involved
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The neighbourhood policing week of action starts on Monday 17 January. During the week we will both celebrate the achievements of neighbourhood policing and provide opportunities and support for officers.

We'll be sharing case studies from around the UK, including a story from Dyfed-Powys police on the community trigger and a case study from Hertfordshire Constabulary on how they use the Online Watch Link (OWL).

Neighbourhood policing is a specialism. It is the personification of what British policing is all about and our neighbourhood model is the envy of the world.

During this neighbourhood week of action, I want to thank all of our hard working neighbourhood inspectors, sergeants, constables and above all, our brilliant police community support officers who are out there being part of communities.

You are an amazing group of people doing an incredible job keeping us safe. Thank you.

Chief Inspector Mark McSweeney, NPCC Staff Officer for Neighbourhood Policing

This week is also a time to focus on the wellbeing of neighbourhood policing officers, and we have two events running to support this.

On Tuesday 18 January, Dr Yvonne Taylor and Dr Sophie Bostock from Oscar Kilo (home of the national police wellbeing service) are giving an introduction to their free sleep webinars.

On Friday 21 January, Jane Crockett, the Organisation Development Delivery Manager at the College, will share some valuable techniques to improve wellbeing and resilience in our webinar on the PERMA model.

Events to take part in

These events are open to all officers, staff and volunteers interested in neighbourhood policing (NP). To sign up, use the button under each event to send us an email with your name and work email address.

Supporting neighbourhood policing guidelines

  • Monday 17 January, midday to 2pm
  • Hosted by Chief Inspector Mark McSweeney, NPCC Staff Officer for Neighbourhood Policing and Inspector Tonya Cook, Frontline Policing Advisor, College of Policing

This webinar will look at how the NPCC Portfolio and College of Policing work to support the 2018 Neighbourhood Policing Guidelines, the recent NP Peer Review findings and how the process will change slightly this year.

CI McSweeney will outline the National and Regional NP meeting structure and how NP PCs and PCSOs can become involved in national groups so that your voices can be heard. Insp Cook will talk about her role at the College and offer a fantastic opportunity to shadow her job virtually.

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Q&A event - the support Police Care UK provides for officers and staff

  • Monday 17 January, 3pm to 4pm
  • Hosted by David Blundell, Police Care UK

Dave will host a question and answer session about the work of the charity and how they support police officers, PCSOs and SCs.

Police Care UK is the national charity for all policing, providing dedicated, confidential support for serving and veteran police officers and staff, volunteers, and their families.

Formerly known as the Police Dependent’s Trust, the charity relaunched as Police Care UK in March 2019, to better reflect the broad range of assistance provided throughout the UK and the needs of modern policing.

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Introduction to free sleep webinars

  • Tuesday 18 January, midday to 1pm
  • Hosted by Dr Yvonne Taylor and Dr Sophie Bostock, Oscar Kilo

This will provide and introduction to the free sleep webinars offered through the National Police Wellbeing Service, Oscar Kilo, and also information about improving sleep and reducing fatigue.

This is an amazing opportunity to listen to two experts who can provide NP officers and staff with some proven techniques to help you with the rigours of shift work.

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Introduction to reference material available from the National Police Library

  • Wednesday 19 January, 10am to midday
  • Hosted by Angel Egbuji, National Police Library

An introduction to the reference material available from the National Police Library which is available to access for all Neighbourhood Officers and Staff. The Staff in the library provide a top-class service to support officers and staff across the UK.

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Restorative justice – presenting evidence

  • Wednesday 19 January, 2pm to 3pm
  • Hosted by Rob Braddock, Senior Research Officer, College of Policing

This presentation will discuss Restorative Justice (RJ) and successes in preventing reoffending and also increasing victim resilience.

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Neighbourhood crime and situational acquisitive crime prevention tactics – presenting evidence

  • Thursday 20 January, midday to 3pm
  • Hosted by Rob Braddock, Senior Research Officer, College of Policing

Rob Braddock will discuss the evidence base around situational acquisitive crime and neighbourhood crime prevention tactics.

This is a great opportunity to listen to an expert in the field to assist with long-term problem-solving approaches which are so central to the work of many neighbourhood police teams.

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PERMA – positive psychology model for wellbeing and resilience

  • Friday 21 January, 1pm to 3pm
  • Hosted by Jane Crockett, Organisation Development Delivery Manager, College of Policing

PERMA is a positive psychology model that looks at how to thread wellbeing into your daily life to build resilience.

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Resources and news

Find all the case studies and resources released as part of neighbourhood policing week of action