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Help shape new guidelines to support problem-oriented policing

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We want to hear from anyone involved in identifying, designing and implementing responses to crime and disorder problems
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We know that problem-solving is an effective approach to reducing a variety of types of crime and disorder, and can improve our ability to manage and reduce demand on policing.

We are continuing to work with forces to overcome the challenges of implementing a problem-solving approach and ensure policing is increasingly focused on proactive preventative activity, as opposed to reacting to crime once it has occurred.

Our guidelines for neighbourhood policing set out the essential elements of problem-solving and provide evidence-based advice on problem-solving in the local community. We are now working with frontline officers and staff, analysts, researchers and senior leaders to develop new guidelines to help forces adopt a consistent and sustainable problem-solving approach across policing.

To ensure the guidelines, the scope of which we will be consulting on until 18 June, will support forces in the most effective way possible, we need to draw on the knowledge and experience of officers, staff and volunteers from across policing. You can shape this work by:

  • providing feedback on the scope of the guidelines
  • being a member of the guideline committee developing the guidelines

We want to hear from all those involved in identifying, designing and implementing responses to crime and disorder problems as well as those responsible for setting organisational strategy and facilitating specific ways of working.

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