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Embedding the national operating model in your area

Supporting the launch of the national operating model by working with forces directly to help embed it in your area.

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The national operating model is underpinned by a six-pillar framework which helps forces to realise transformational change towards the aims of the national operating model.

We recommend police forces set up a six-pillars structure if one is not in place already. 

The six pillars

  1. Suspect-focused investigations.
  2. Disruption of repeat suspects.
  3. A procedural justice approach to engaging with victims.
  4. Learning, development and wellbeing of officers.
  5. Strategic use of police data.
  6. Digital forensics.

Operation Soteria Bluestone pathfinder experience shows that forces that have adopted a comprehensive approach to transformation have been more successful than others. We suggest this requires force pillar leads, project resources, project management and governance working across all six pillars to enable the transformational change. 

To find out more about the pillars framework see:

Joint Soteria Unit

The Home Office and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) are establishing a Joint Soteria Unit, supported by the College of Policing.

The NPCC component will be hosted in their violence against women and girls taskforce, which will ensure Operation Soteria and the implementation of the national operating model is firmly set within the broader national effort to tackle crimes which disproportionately impact women and girls. 

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